My swing speed is no wheres near 120 mph, more like 90 and I only carry 180 to 190, with a roll out I get maybe 200 if I'm lucky. I have tried a lot of things to increase my distance but to no avail, (I have four drivers in my garage). I'm 68 and have had three back surgeries so I need to take it easy. I concentrate more on hitting straight then distance, I have my 3W which I hit well off the fairway, that makes up for my lack of distance. What I really need to keep working on is my short game, mostly getting the ball closer to the pin on my third shot, (on a par four).
If the OP is driving 265 yard but carries a 17 HC IMHO he needs to work on his short game. Just a thought.
FWIW I'm picking the first bullet most of the time, too.
It's a good one, but it's still mostly going to get almost exclusively #1 or A choices, because of the type of golfer that is on a forum like this. If this was put out to the general public, there would be a lot more B, because they'd win a few bucks from their buddies, or whatever. Because the vast majority of golfers aren't really working to get much better. They're just enjoying golf as they play it now, and score and beer and friends and whatever is a big part of that.
This is a good one. I think that I would rather hit the ball well. I can control how well I hit it on any given day, but I cannot control what happens to the ball once it is in the air or rolling. However, my mom does not understand that you can hit the ball well, but still score poorly.