I would guess the rule is basically to give HCP committees at 'serious golfer' private clubs some teeth. If there is a 'notorious sandbagger' aboot they can confirm scores with members they have played with or set up a "spontaneous" pairing by the starter with one of the committee members. But it's easier to fake bad play in front of someone than make strokes disappear, so it seems like the vanity cap is more at risk.
I feel the same on your second point, but apparently mutual card signatures aren't required.
I don't think so.
Iron Byron could be set up at the top of the backswing and hit the ball just fine. It doesn't even need to be at "setup" position. It's a machine and if the "wrists" are geared it could be made to do almost anything to hit "good" golf shots so long as it had some time and space to make a downswing.
Please stick to the topic. This is @mythbuster's thread to do whatever it is he's doing here, not yours. Your threads are here and here.
I said yes for these reasons.
It's a much more rare achievement in that it happens only once every 4 years, not 4 times a year. Just making the team will be a huge achievement as you have to peak at the right time.
You are representing your nation.
Outside of US, Olympic is still huge. Winning a medal instantly makes the person a national hero, especially, for a country which does not often win medals. If this poll was conducted for Italians, Spaniards, Koreans, Russians, ...., I suspect the answers would be overwhelming yes.
Great link! Thanks.
I agree it's a great way to see a round. So much more emphasis on the long shots good and bad. But since I'm newish to golf, I still learn a few things about course / hole strategy from announcer commentary. You do lose something of the competitive drama not seeing what the competitor is doing.