I think it is ridiculous for some one who shoots over 110 all the time to worry about playing by all the rules. It slows up the pace of play for all. If someone can not advance the ball even off a beautiful middle of the fairway position then I think they should put the ball in the fair way from about where in went and hit again. They learn nothing from hitting off bad lies. And as I said it slows up the game.
I have small hands so I refuse to dribble the ball when I play basketball. Rules are just for the pros and other experts. I enjoy the game just the same......why would I ever care about getting better?
My point is that you do not get better from playing from bad lies if you can not yet play from good ones. You would improve much more by playing all your shots from good lies until you can make good contact most of the time. Then work on sand, rough divots etc unless you are posting a score there will be plenty of time to play by the rules after you learn to play the golf swing. I am now playing the golf swing and no longer playing golf. Even though I can shoot in the high 80-mid 90s I learn to do so with a very bad swing and a better than average short game. I wish I would have decided to play golf swing a long time ago and not worry about playing golf. Until I hand learn the swing.
That isn't really true. Since you have to pay attention and concentrate harder to hit a ball from a poor lie, it can't help but make you better with all of your shots. This is just one of the many rationalizations we see every time this topic comes up. You may be able to fool yourself into believing it, but that doesn't make it true. It goes hand in hand with rolling the ball out of a bad lie in pebbles or roots and not taking the penalty stroke because you feel that it's unfair, that you didn't deserve such a lie from what you felt was a great shot. As I said above, just because you think you made a good swing, the game doesn't guarantee you a good result.
Golf is a game of constant adjustment, and one of those adjustments is learning to hit from all sorts of lies, good - bad, and everywhere in between. Until you start playing those shots, you will never learn how to play them.