Not at all, I practice with a driver a lot less than I practice my short game.
You probably need the practice because you don't play enough on short courses
But can you handle (ie shape) a 3 and 5 wood?
Of course if you always play the whites on your course there are parts you will never make a stroke from, just walk past. That would present a different challenge.
You do realise you have paid for that bit aswell?
Don't have a 5 wood, but I can shape a 3 wood, and more importantly adjust it to hit different yardages.
I can honestly say I have played from every part of my home course, other than probably the first 100 yards off each tee. Even playing off the same tees in every game for a year sees me play from everywhere, due to various factors such as time of year, ball temperature, wind direction, and personal peaks and troughs of swing timing. At the moment my first hole is driver 7 iron instead of usual driver wedge in the middle of summer.
There is a big assumption that playing from yellows would see me playing from different places, the whole idea of a tee shot is to put the ball in the most suitable position for the next shot, that doesn't mean hitting a driver as far as you can. Even off white tees I often hit a 3 wood or 3 iron off the tee, to give me the shot I want to hit next. I play a short course regularly when I am back up in Scotland, but the driver rarely comes out of the bag, simply because it doesn't leave me where I want to be for my next shot.
The point is, whether I play driver wedge, or 3W 8 iron, from yellows, as far as I'm concerned it's not playing the full course, whether that be driver 9 iron or 3W 7 iron.