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Probably right around even par, maybe a little below, especially on my home course. Putting is a strength for me and I very rarely 3-putt, so I can almost always make par at least if I hit the green in regulation. My problem is missing the green and having to scramble for my pars, which seems to happen most often when I'm out of the the fairway off the tee. So yeah, I think I could do pretty well if I had a pro driving the ball for me. 
Did you try calling the pro shop? The number is usually somewhere on the scorecard. Not sure how your course does it, but at ours, even if it's a time of day where we don't have a ranger on the course, we'll do something about a fivesome. I send some other member of staff out there to talk to them because a slow fivesome will slow up the course for the whole day. I would rather go out of my way to break up the fivesome early than allow it to continue and get complaints...
For me, it was hitting solid iron shots to get greens in regulation. My putting is good so if I can hit greens, I can usually make pars with no problem. However, the real key was setting myself up for those solid approach shots... so hitting fairways. When I look at my stats, the biggest indicator of how I score on a given day is how many fairways I hit (Or at least that was the case earlier in the summer - I'm working on it and I'm getting better at hitting greens from...
Yesterday on the first tee (#1 is a short par 5) I pushed my drive into the rough on the right side. We were playing a best ball and my partner had laid up, and he was looking at an easy par, so I decided to go for the green despite being in the rough. Well anyway, I took my 3 wood, hit it a little off the toe and it went straight into a big evergreen 40 yards ahead of me. It didn't come out. I could see it and it was out of reach so I had to take an unplayable lie. Now...
I don't know if I would trust that net to hold me up...
I was going to say...this is one of many good reasons to do your closest to the pin on a par 3. 
I'm pretty consistently at about 31-32 putts per round lately. It seems to me that on my good days, I hit greens and 2 putt. On my bad days, I miss greens, chip badly, and still 2 putt. Go figure.
I tried a 10 finger grip at the suggestion of my friend a few years ago (I'm an interlocker). I felt like it was causing me to lose control of my wrists and I also felt like I was forced to palm the club instead of hold it in my fingers, which was a feeling I didn't like. By the way, this was during high school, and this friend had been very short and small his entire golf life up to about a year before that, so that's probably why he learned with a 10 finger grip. Like...
I'm a college student that works in a golf pro shop on the side. Only wish I could keep doing this forever.
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