Thanks for the input @boogielicious. I've seen, but not in detail, the COVID drills, I'll take a closer look at them. You also mentioned the "Towel Drill", is this what you are referring to? It was posted by @mvmac a few years back on TST.
No one started out being a "scratch" golfer...…… Be the kind of person you would want to play along with......
I prefer to play with people that are better than me - I find that tends to make me play better.
I’d love to see a picture of the MacGregor chipper, if you get a chance. The argument against chippers seems to have a couple of main themes. First, “It’s a single purpose club that takes up one of the 14 slots allowed by the Rules.” True, but we carry two other single purpose clubs and I don’t see a movement to start putting with a driver, even thought the lofts are similar. The other, “Real golfers don’t carry chippers!”, seems to imply some kind of group consensus of what a club set is supposed to consist of; but I gave up trying to run with the pack in my 50’s. 😊
No guesses as to whether it'll survive, but I would think whether it does or not, streaming is going to be more prevalent. Despite the problems with Peacock and the USO, maybe they're going to broadcast some tournaments via Peacock? I don't see the COVID situation changing drastically anytime soon and with the uptick in people golfing, you'd figure there would be a chance to capitalize on that but that's not happening AFAIK.