I am 72 and have played golf since I was 13. My lowest handicap was plus one, in the days the lowest handicap one could hold was scratch, with current internationalists on plus one and the National (British) Amateur Champion on plus two.
My driving and particularly iron distances are rapidly diminishing, with my drives averaging around 220 yards and 5 iron about 150 yards.
What distances should be expected at my age do you think, and what steps can I take to counteract my loss of distance? My home course has 11 par 4 holes, and 7 are out of reach in 2 shots nowadays, so I struggle to play to my handicap -----would you join another, shorter course??!!! I've tried whippier shafts, longer clubs, softer balls and nothing seems to help.
What would you do, other than stop playing???!!