Heck, I am 62 and on good days still swing the driver well over 100 mph, but I am much more consistent with a spinnier 10.5 degree Ping G400 than I am with a 12 degree SLDR. Granted, when I absolutely pound one the SLDR will go further, but not down wind, not enough backspin with the low spin driver to keep it airborne.
The pandemic and my surgery screwed things up the past couple years. 2020 ended 12/18/2020, after 9 holes at Washtenaw. I was feeling poorly and unknown to me, I was going to take an ambulance ride the next morning to the ER. Fast forward to this year, a buddy and I teed it up at Whispering Willows (Livonia) on March 12. I was still recovering from surgery but the weather was cooperating so I booked a tee time to see if I could still swing a club. I could (barely) and so on went the season.
Courses start to close down once we hit November. I will try to keep playing until the ground is frozen, covered with snow or no course will let me play. I am going to say 12/15 will be that last day and 3/15/2022 will be the dawn of the next season.
When I was in my 30's, I used to frequently play a course that was but 6400 yards from the tips, and had some pretty tight holes. I would often, especially on windy days, go all day without pulling a wood. But back then I could actually hit a 1 iron. Set was usually 1,3,5 woods, 1, 3-SW irons, putter. Seldom carried a 2 Iron, really never needed a 2,3 or 4 on that track, even the par 5's would be 1i, 1i short iron or wedge.
Now days I usually carry 1,3,5,7,9 woods and 6-P, gap, sand and lob wedge. I could lose the 3 wood, it's pretty much only used off the tee. But since I got the T300's, the 4 & 5 irons get played in lieu of the 7 & 9 woods on windy days, such as today will be, winds gusting to the high 20's. Tee time at 12:34. Long/mid irons I can actually hit consistently at 62. What a concept. Glad I swallowed my pride and got fitted into these....
Some years ago I was in correspondence with both the USGA and the R&A about French Drains.
The USGA were telling clubs that they should be defined as Ground Under Repair in Local Rules. The R&A were saying they were Immovable Obstructions by the then definition. After some toing and froing the USGA agreed.
But I still suspect they are advising clubs to label them as GUR.
Both bodies agreed that if they were grass covered they must be identified in the LR.
I started watching Heels the other day on Starz. I wasn't enthralled by the pilot, but by episode three I thought it was carrying its weight. It goes a little off the rails occasionally, but when the subject matter is pro wrestling, what do you expect?