I will risk accuracy for distance if it’s still playable and I actually score better that way. If I hit it behind trees and lose balls frequently, maybe a shorter club off the tee is better, but going from a 6 iron to an 8 iron is a big difference.
What I remember best from my best round to date was that I felt in control with the driver and could have at it without the fear if a push-slice. I hit fairways, rough and bunkers, but the advantage of being closer is big, even if I find a bunker or the rough.
The courses also matters of course. Some people play regularly on courses with few trees and manageable rough. I’ve played on some really narrow courses where a bad shot often is a lost ball. You always have to evaluate the hole and where you are likely to land. On some holes the layout suggests an iron is better, or a wood. On other holes you can go for maximum distance with the driver.
It’s easier to use numbers like that with the peofessionals than amateurs, so don’t get too caught up in decimals.
Give it a try a few rounds and see what happens, but remember your shot cones and adjust club selections to the hole layouts.
In just the past week or so the pool noodles are out of the cups, and rakes are back out. We've had food and beverage service on the deck all along, with limited indoor seating all along, and we still have limited seating indoors. We're seeing a lot more two-person carts now as people are being vaccinated, but you can still ride as a single. We're not planning any shotgun starts for tournaments yet, trying to avoid larger gatherings. So we're progressing towards normal, not there yet.
I think at the local Trump golf club, trolleys aren't allowed, caddies are highly encouraged. Yet if you go to the home of golf, all the locals use trolleys. Ah well, we all have our own opinions.