That not very expensive part of the lesson is the website hosting not the forum software which is free. As I said there are other benefits for me to have the domain.
Not looking for an App, social media or anything outside of a privately hosted forum on a domain of my choosing. This is not business, it is personal.
I think there are a lot more people out there who have never learned the rules. I know some golfers and have encountered golfers who just started playing on the course with some buddies.
When you spend you life just going out with some buddies to hit the ball around, with no money on the line, no wagers, nothing to play for but pride, they never learn about OB's or any of these rules.
Golf is unlike any other sport. If you start playing baseball/basketball/football as a kid, you start on a team, with skills and instructions. the rules are modified, but it is still the same sport, unlike golf.
Golf is the only sport I can think of where on any given day on any given course half the golfers are playing strictly by the rules and the other half may not be.
I know a 80 year old Vet whose clock is ticking down, quickly, he does not bother to tee off on 1/2 the holes and may not put on the other half, but he is happy to be out there. Who am I to tell him he is not playing "Golf"?
I am with some of the others in that hate is a strong word. If something frustrated me enough to say I hated it, I would likely just quit. A few things though that make my skin crawl are: guys who pick a ball up to identify it. not being ready when it's your turn and being unrealistic in your abilities. If you just hit your drive 200 there is no need to wait on the green to clear 320 away.
I find that to be true in many cases. Then there are those who brag about how far they drive the ball but when you watch them, they don't drive the ball nearly as far as they think they did, or they hit a big slice way to the right or hit a big hook into the woods off to the left. As for me a long drive isn't a measure of manhood, but rather a better chance to get off a good 2nd shot