Driving is more that just for show.
The driver is one of the most important clubs in your bag, as a golfer typically starts 14 of 18 holes with this club on a typical 18 hole golf course.
A longtime Michigan Section PGA golf professional always use to say that hitting your drive out of bounds or into the woods is like starting each frame of bowling with a gutter ball or a split. You're always playing catch-up.
It is so much easier playing golf from the fairway than behind a tree, or having to take penalty strokes.