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The fast play/slow play thing...the reality is that kid has accomplished more in the world of golf in 14 years than that porky "rules official" will ever accomplish in his life...let him have his moment.  I don’t care if it is a kid or not...pace of play is subjective...and no pace of play penalty has ever been received well by players, media or fans.   I have always used pace of play as a tool.  If you are one of those people that constantly wines about slow...
The only carry bag used to be the Ping Hoofer...however, I see great reviews on many of them now.  My only advice is to stay away from the staff bags, or the tour look-a-like bags.  When I see that its usually pretty apparent that some sales guy sold that to your wife and she gave it to you for fathers day...or that your a dork.  I would go with whatever bag fits you and your budget best.
You do a lot of things very well, that are hard to learn.  Rhythem, move into the ball, etc...   I would try and get a little more "duck footed" at address, toes out, and maybe a little narrower at address.  Greg Norman used to drag his right foot after impact...so the wide stance isnt necessarily a bad thing...unless its causing a problem.  Getting a little more duck footed just seems to take a little strain out of the turning.  Lateral movement can be a terrible...
My grandfather told me once "these are 2 cents a piece"...I dont know how accurate that was but I always pick mine up.   However, a used tee, even if its only been hit once, may as well be a dirty needle...I wont touch them...for all I know the guy dug out a wedgie, picked his nose, then grabbed that tee out of his pocket soaked God knows what, used it to clean out his ear...I'm probably deranged, but thats just how I think.
Its a personal thing...I cant hit anything that doesnt say Titleist on it.  From the wound DT's to the Balata to the Professional to the ProV1.  You could give whatever the latest "top of the line" ball is and it would look like a tomato to me sitting on the tee.   I would say play a bunch and go with the one that feels right... 
I used to fight a hook,   If there is more than 1 "can" in the bathroom, I wont use the one on the left, I wont use the left sink, I wont pay at the left cash register, I wont practice or warm up on the left side of the range, I wont drive in the left lane on the way to the course.....left is bad...very, very, bad.
Phil...Tom Watson...Tommy Armour III...any one of them that seems to have gotten past the money and the attitude and realized they make millions of dollars playing golf...and seems to truly love playing the game.  While true, they are "at work", I still find it very difficult to justify that kind of money for what they do. 
If its a place you play from time to time, introduce yourself to the pro...that will relieve the awkward feeling.  There is a course up the street from my house that I wont set foot on, however any of the Fort Worth public courses have always been super friendly if I just wanted to putt for a while and talk golf, however I do play there.   There is a driving range I frequent that will charge you to use their short game area, if you don't buy balls.  Its a very nice...
I have never really had any problems with anyone on a golf course.  A buddy of mine once told me I looked "psycho"....who knows, I always thought I was fairly approachable.   The "person" I see fairly often that I feel sorry for is the wife of John Wayne Deepdivot at the driving range sitting behind her soon to be ex-husband/boyfriend as he and his set of golf clubs he aquired at a timeshare sales meeting, describes to her his expertise of the game in the blazing 400...
I dont know if I would call it a "moment in golf", but...   I have managed to find myself in "life", and often times I will go months without playing.  When things smooth out and I'm able to get back into it, its realizing how far I've regressed during the layoff.  Having some simple swing flaw creep back in, and allowing that to damage the few times I get to play.  Almost makes me want to stay away until I can get back into the game with some regularity.   Golf...
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