I get up at 3:15am to go to gym, come home and prep for my Sunday morning life group (I lead our college class at church), get kids up & ready for school, go to work, come home unwind, and go to bed. My discretionary time, like most dad's with younger families, is very limited and I will always put what little time that I have for myself to golf. I probably get out to play 1-2/month and get to the range as much.
Of my 4 metal woods, my 5W is the one I am most hesitant to hit. I have a tendency to top the ball with it every so often. I still carry it, but when ever I can, I will manage my yardages with other clubs to avoid using it.
The club I play at has a new par three course (9 holes) with larger cups. I think they must be about five golf balls wide. It is great for beginners as you can be much more aggressive on long putts and chipping. You also make more of the short three footers that can cause so much angst. So I can see that it will build confidence because you see so many more shots around the green being holed.
However I'm not sure what happens when a beginner moves on to the main course. Will they feel they can hole anything or get intimidated by the standard hole size? After initially thinking it was a great idea I'm starting to think that having the standard size hole would have been a better idea. After playing a few rounds I also think I prefer the standard hole size because the difficulty helps separate players more on the green.