From all we read about longest clubs, longest balls, most efficient swing to get 99.9% of potential swing speed to give maximum distance ... I may be the only golfer left who isn't concerned with distance. My game has improved DRAMATICALLY when I changed the whole way I approached it - I have a bad back, so I have recently worked on a swing that suits me & I can actually play rounds in consecutive days - never could do that before without practically overdosing on Advil. I'm all about a slow backswing, controlled downswing and solid ball contact. Never hit better & my distance hasn't dropped off much at all. It's amazing what happens when you make clean ball first contact & don't try to overpower it. Yesterday, I hit 14 out of 15 fairways with my ho-hum 220-240 yard drive. Game is monumentally more enjoyable playing from the fairways. Hit a 3w on a 220 yd par 3 to 15 ft. Granted, I don't have the body left to give me the distance required to ever be a scratch player, but this new approach is paying huge dividends for me on the scorecard.
Curious if anybody else has given up their quest for the long ball & went for more of a controlled game ?