I think a lot of chips shops don't have the fat hot enough, plus your are supposed to blanche the chips in the fat first before the main fry.I gave up buying chip shop chips years ago. You get served a big 'lump' of chips.
What happened to those nice brown crispy chips we used to get?
Pubs seem to get it right. Our golf club does nice chips.....so why cant chippies get it right.
Does your club use oven chips? Many pubs and clubs do.