tcn, pen, vf.....absolutely!! It's normally easy to recover from a poor tee shot to get within close range of the green, but the score drops substantially with good chip/pitch shots and of course putting :-)) I've been fighting myself for too long now and will next week go for a lesson!! Also good course management can save strokes too. I have a little Mickelson in my game......always ready for the risk/reward shot. Sometimes I'm lucky and can get out from the trees without taking mine or someone else's head off but then there are the days I could break the club over stupidity of just not pitching back into the center of the fairway.......
I play for the fun of it......lot's of laughs......lot's of good times with good friends. That's all that matters to me!
PS.....I'm the oldest in my group and hit tee shots 50-70 yards past the "youngsters" :=))
Perhaps we should ask Stricks for a lesson or two......he is so sharp 100 yards in!!!