We played a society day recently,in fact they are great bunch of guys many I have known for years. There were about 20+ of us last time. Weather wasn't bad so we went off staggered tees because of the members. The guy who organises it is a member and plays of an 18 roughly. Some of the others were mid handicaps also, one who was a low capper.
However the large precentage were high handicaps due to lack of playing regulary. So the course is loaded so time is an issue,I think our group was out for 4-5 hours. Some of the rules of golf just are not possible to enforce on a busy day especially a Friday. The course is in the city and very popular club to be a member at.
Most of the time OB comes in to play off the tee,I lost 2 balls last time so a provisional is obvious when you know it went into trees. Always hit one if you are not sure. It saves time,I also got into the habit of playing ready golf,getting to my ball early walking along the outside of the fairway out of harms way. You only come a cropper if someone is really bad. This has only happened once or twice with guys who had only taken up the game very recently.
We play stableford but for the purpose of seeing what I shot I didn't pick up got an 8 and a 9 on two holes both were OB off the tee.
Fabrication of scores goes on a lot but when it's sneaky it's very frustrating especially when you are told by said player that they shot lower than you and gloat about it. Rare for this to happen,but when it's open and a bit of a laugh and for the purpose of not holding anyone else up then fine.