Thanks all for the advise. CJB, We just don't have what you describe in the Cleveland area. They are driving ranges without proshops, or not high quality ones in the least. Frustrating.
Also a rant: If the Golf Galaxy's and Dicks' of the world would let you put a deposit down and play various clubs in the real world, on a course or minimum at the range, they would sell a lot more, IMO. This is mostly the manufacuturers fault most likely, as they don't give them demo units to use. So the retailer doesn't want to use their paid for clubs. The club guys are really missing the boat. I will never buy a club I have only hit in a net.
And i do like my predictible fade. I can really play it consistently. However, the times I really make perfect contact and it goes dead straight into the left trap or left rough/trees make me ill. That is because it is always a smoked shot going a million miles if it was aimed down the middle, lol. And this is the only club I fade, not low irons, 3 or 5 wood, although those two are completely different clubs with Cally Memphis 10 steel shafts in them. That is why I am intrigued that some tweak can make my driver straighter. Can't spend big $$$ or worse, a poorer club choice that I own to find out.
Steve, you are 100% correct on the other club thing. I have a wierd game, and barely play once a month, with no practice in between, time and family constraints. On 18 holes I will typically have like 6-8 pars, one birdie, 4-5 bogies, and 4-5 ridicoulous "I forgot how to play golf" holes of double, triple or higher, getting me to around 85-87 on good/hard courses, slopes around 135 ish. The "other" holes also have no pattern. Perfect drive, duff, duff, bad chip, 2 putt, triple. Poor drive behind tree, really nice recovery shot into trap by green, two sand shots to get out, 3 putts. And these holes can occur any time in the round. Par, triple, 3 more pars, bogie, birdy, double double, nice nine holes.
If I played more/practiced, I am sure some of them would go away.
Oh yeah, I can't hit a draw for $100 and am envious of you natural draw players. Never seen a natural draw player who wasn't a seriously good golfer. And I am completely left handed playing rh clubs. What I learned on. Supposedly easier to draw the ball for me, no way. Snap one, I can do that thou! But I never do that on the course, just for fun on range. Don't want to develop that trait!!!