Tried it in a practice round ... it is a complete waste to even attempt to use driver on fairway. Ball is all over the place, distance is gone down the drain.
Try the punch with the driver it works quite well. At times I have dropped the 3 wood from my bag and carried 4 wedges and used the punched driver in place of the 3 wood and it works quite well unless you need to clear hazard. I also use it on # 1 @ St. Andrews when a full driver might hit in the bern. It is also quite useful on # 5 @ RSG where a full driver would most likely land in the weeds.