The saying "Drive for show, putt for dough" has survived this long for a reason. Hit it wherever you want off the tee, and a solid short game will save you strokes, no doubt about it.
Even so, there's also no doubt about the social prowess hitting the long ball holds. You all know the guy in your group that can rip it off the tee. He's the man. His drives soars through the air for hours. Days. Years.
Conversely, there's the guy who just doesn't bring any power to the tee box. That next gear with the driver doesn't exist. Never has. Who knows? Maybe he never will.
The guys at BombTech Golf, the custom golf club company based out of Vermont, don't want these players to be in hiding anymore. So they made these hilarious T-shirts. I'm in the process of ordering one for my cubical mate right now. The message is pure: You're pretty short off the tee, might as well own it.
The shirts retail for $15 at bombtechgolf.com