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D'oh! I didn't think that potential problem through fully...so it could work. I would bet that flexibility of even a 'few' tournaments would make a difference to the top players with extensive demands on their time besides just golf. So I would have some kind of ladder where rank 100-51 would be exempt from one required tournament. Rank 50-26 would get 2 exemptions. Rank 25-12 would get 3 exemptions. Rank 11-5 would get 4 exemptions. Rank 4-1 would get 5 exemptions. Maybe there could be some sort of tithe or buyout required (increasing with more exemptions exercised) to help compensate the tournaments that would feel the players' loss in sponsorships and attendance?
Hopefully 'responsible' and 'sustainable' investing trends will lead some corporations and their cultures to more wholistic outlooks, which I think can be better for shareholders who are invested for the long haul. If they prove successful it may spread as the 'smart' model as well as the 'right' model. Rewarding top executives and board members with relatively short-term stock options may help maintain the current stock price, but I think can also be a myopic fixation that undervalues long-term investment and firm health versus accounting gimmicks. Sorry, I misunderstood your emoticon.
Here is a thought for you. Tom Wishon makes a Fairway Club called the 919F/D (Fairway Driver). The club is available at 11 or 14 degrees with the option to have the loft bent up to 1 degree either strong or weak. This club fits your requirement for having a 3 wood type club but with a larger head. This one is 200cc. Take a look wishongolf.com if nothing else it a great education reading some of the articles on fitting. And yes, I do use Wishon, so am a convert. Driver set at 10.25 with 44.5" Wishon Red Label 65g (Stiff). In addition two hybrids, set at 20 and 24 degrees with Wishon Black Label Hybrid shafts 85g. Enjoy.