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Going to try and be constructive here:   Do I agree with how all of the USGA/R&A rules are implemented? No. Do I have to ability to play by a different set of rules if I wanted to? Yes. But I could not report that score for my HC.   Here are my .02, I do believe that most people complain about the rules due to their inability to play golf at the level they think they should. Somewhere on the interwebs someone posted about how they could go far par or better on a PGA...
Shot an 84 in a group "tournament" at a new to me course. Played off the tee well, when i missed a fairway it wasnt by much. approach shots are what killed me. If it wasnt for only hitting 4 greens I could have broke 80 easy.... Oh, and due to missing those greens I had 34 putts due to a terrible short game....
If i dont want to spend more than 40/round then I have to drive anywhere from 30-60 min. Being in Houston, it could be 10 miles but those 10 miles could take an hour with traffic. I personally like the drive to the course, I like to do some course planning on my way there.    If you dont like your course, take the time to drive somewhere else.....
I was in the same boat as you when I wanted to play one ball permanently. I began with how the ball felt off the putter, without feel I have no idea where that ball is going... Next, after I figured what kind of feel i liked from there, I checked what balls did around the green. What kind of spin can I get with my swing. Finally, how does the ball feel off my most used irons. To me, I dont care what the ball feels like off the driver because a well hit shot feels great and...
I would have hit two shots (regardless of where they landed) and been like "That's Blackjack! Beat it sucka" and walked off. Even if the thought that I was playing with you, its a ton of pressure....
So, I played at a new course for me yesterday, La Torretta Resort in Montgomery, TX. It was in phenomenal shape considering the winter we had and compared to some of the more "upscale" courses in the area. Anyway, I am still struggling with confidence off the tee. I hit only 3 fairways the whole round, and this is a tough course to play from off the fairway. I had to punch out about 6 times, it was brutal.    My takeaway from yesterday: Shot an 89 (pretty good for my...
Honeslty, if you want to get a career in golf get a job at a golf course. From there, you can figure out if you want to be a pro, manage golf operations or manage clubhouse operations. IMO it is better to start there and not become "over educated" for a position you may not be sure of. Plus, spending all the money on a degree to which you may never need is kind of pointless. I have several friends that work in the golf industry and that is where they started. 
Exactly!! Golfers like us could really use a 2K shopping spree to Dicks or a spot on a Pro-Am day at ANY PGA event. Hell, to make a twist at the end it could go something like this:         Great job (winner) you have won the average joe golf show! Now, you are able to enjoy your 2,000 dollar shopping spree at Dicks, a full week all expenses paid golf vacation in the Carolina's and a (sponsor) staff bag with full club fitting! But, wait, you have a choice to make! You can...
I agree with most of you, this is some atrocious golf for some people that are aspiring tour pro's.     I think GC should do something that would get their viewership way more involved. Have a show like BB but instead of professionals, have hacks like us on their in a "golf bootcamp" and play off for an awesome golf grand prize. Hell, maybe it would get someone who is a perennial low single digit handicapper the help they need to try to move on.   What do you guys think?
I forgot to put that when people would tell me about my "beautiful" swing, it would inflate my ego and I always would think I should be better at this when I was playing poorly.Also, I appreciate the complements. I have played in tournaments in the past, no cheating the rules there, and have done well, I guess I play better with pressure. 
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