There are definitely holes where driver is a less than optimal club, but even in your second example, would you have not cleared the bunker that you got a lucky skip through had you been hitting driver? I know a lot of people are afraid of 40-60 yard pitches, but that can be easily worked on, and you might be 6-12 ft away instead of 20 ft, greatly improving your chance of a birdie. I understand the fear of the driver because I had it, but 1.5 range sessions later I didn't hesitate to pull it out on almost every par 4-5.
Well I think it violates the standard of ethics such that rule 5.6a ‘ unreasonable delay of play’ could be called:
Can I please add to the discussion. In a 4BBB
If Player A has 5 ft birdie putt (so pretty certain to make par). and Player B has a 6 ft putt for par 9o degrees from Player As ball.
Can Player B putt his ball to just behind Player As mark and not at the hole so that his next putt will show Player A the line for his birdie attempt.