My answer is no. I agree that it sucks when it happens, but I like the "play the course as you find it" concept.
I don't have a lot of friends who play golf, but a few of them who play more frequently make up a rule for free drops from fairway divots. Their rationale is that they rarely hit in the fairway, so when the do, they shouldn't be penalized by a random bad lie. They don't keep handicaps, and only play skins matches amongst themselves, so as far as I am concerned, they can make up whatever rules they want.
16 yards is a ton.
I'm curious. First, how did you arrive at 17 yards? Did you hit a bunch with your old gamer and then hit the SIM2? Second, What did you replace with the SIM2? And had you been fitted for that one?
I've heard this rule suggested over and over again. I'm interested to hear what you all think. Should free drops be allowed from fairway divots? What about pick clean and place from a fairway divot?
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A worst-ball scramble does not sound fun to me. It reminds me of some of the awful high school football conditioning drills our coach had us do at the end of practice. For example, each position group would have to run a quarter mile in full pads at the end of a 3 hour practice. The RB/WR groups had 60 seconds (not totally sure on the time, it was over 25 years ago). If anyone didn't finish in time, we had to do it again. And again. And again. Until everyone made it in the allotted time. It was completely miserable.
That said, "fun" is personal preference. My sister loves running marathons, which sounds awful to me.
I just purchased a new SIM2, and boy oh boy am I excited. Now, I don't want to sing the praises of the Sim2 too much here, because, honestly, I was getting very similar results from the new Cobra and Callaway as well.
But, while getting fit,.. ball speed was up, and launch angle and spin rate were much improved. Also, it appeared I was making pretty significant gains in dispersion as well. I know a lot of this has to do with the shaft I was fitted for, every bit as much (if not more than the head).
anyways, I'm excited. thanks all.