I found golf to be a game of tradition and I enjoy that. That is also why I dislike when fans yell...mash potatoes! Or get in the hole! on a 500+ yrds tee shot.
As it relates to comfortable and fun. I have a great time with trousers and a polo shirt. I do love shorts for the summer though.
I take an in-person lesson every 4-6 months but I send my instructor updates/check-in videos every couple of weeks.
I hit balls for 45-60 mins 4-5 times a week, play once or twice a week. I practice at home about 10-20 mins a day which is actually the most effective practice I do.
Thanks again for the comments. I will try to get to a shop nearby with a launch monitor, and take the 3-wood with. Perhaps at my skill level I should stick to the 3-wood and just try to get a more modern one. But judging by the comments, that doesn't look like it will be worth the money either. Only one way to find out, so off I go......