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I guess they would not have to "overseed" every fall and that would be nice.  But having hit off artificial grass on driving ranges I'm not sure I'd like such a golf course.  But I would try it once anyway and whether or not I'd play a second time would depend on the first time experience. 
For whatever it is worth, there are some butt ends around and it has little to do with their handicap index.  But fortunately they are few and far between in my opinion.  Most people I know that play the game are considerate and pleasant to be around.  Most are like you describe you "pop" and are gentleman.  
Given how small the world is these days with international air travel and our understanding of the disease (or lack thereof) I voted it will be a problem.  I suspect it will be like the early days of HIV (with a shorter incubation which is helpful in detecting who is infected) and we have a lot to learn before we get it under control.
I won't putt until the player prior to me has removed their ball from the hole.  There is only room in the hole for one ball at time in competition.
That is my thoughts.  In any TEAM sport, normally not golf but the Ryder Cup is a TEAM event, the coach needs to be able to form the team to fit the coach's approach to playing the game.  That means the coach has to be able to select players that he feels will support his approach and will meld into a team.  The selection criteria will, of course, include the ability to play golf at a high level.  It could also include less tangible criteria too, maybe just a simple as who...
I couldn't disagree more with the idea the Captain is just an administrator who just looks at statistics and uses some sort of magic mathematical formula to assign players based on those data.  If that were true the Tiger/Phil team would never have lost a match.  But clearly they were oil and water and just didn't mix well.  Rather I believe the Captain is a manager that takes the time to know his players' skills, strengths and weaknesses, personalities, and their thoughts...
To some extent we all have to find our own way on how to think on the course.  But I think it is universal to say mechanical thoughts and negative thoughts on the course are counter productive.  Seems as if I play the best when I don't have any mechanical swing thoughts and don't have any "don't go left/right/short/long, ect. thoughts".  I do think on the course and pick targets and make sure before I move the club my set up in correct.  But for me my only swing thought is...
I think they are great places for the beginner to start playing the game and a lot of fun for the old hands too.   I also have played some executive courses that are difficult and a real test of your short game.  I personally would not want to play par 3 courses all the time but I when I do, I enjoy it.
I do try to "look" at the ball (not stare) until contact. I just let my right shoulder bring my head around on the follow through.  I don't  think about it at all however and when playing well it just happens.  Usually when I "look up" too soon it is because I am letting my tempo get too fast and I pull my head up by swinging too hard.   For me the solution to that is to think "stay connected" and/or reduce my grip pressure.  But I never ever think "stare at the ball' as...
Well seems to me if we have system of qualifying players for the Ryder Cup team based on their performance and yet we keep losing maybe our measuring system isn't correctly identifying the performance needed in Ryder Cup play.  I have always wondered why Europe seems to dominate in the foursomes competition and to some extent in the four ball competition. If I were in charge of selecting the next USA Ryder Cup team (and Captain for that matter) I would take a look at what...
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