Just out of curiosity,,,,,,,,,,,but it seems as though some people can get so addicted to practice that's all they do. Its only an observation and may not even be true. I see people posting about their dedicated practice, making swing videos, enrolled in evolvr, yet you rarely see them even mention a round of golf, or score. I certainly commend people for practicing and showing determination and dedication, but if they never play, what's the point? It could be simply that for whatever reason, they are not able to play i.e. weather, location, job. There could be any number of reasons I suppose. But, sometimes it seems to me that some are just so enamored of the mechanical or scientific aspects that it becomes an obsession. You could have the greatest looking swing ever, go through all the checks and positions, but until you take it out to the course, you don't really know what your capabilities are.
I practice a lot at home and you see me in a lot of posts, but I still manage to play 2 or 3 times a month (for the most part). It only seems as though I am online a lot, but really its only because I may read something, and I can easily duck out to the back yard to try it. I may do this dozens of times a day. I too, do videos (hopefully not in excess). Those practice sessions do produce verifiable results at those times I do manage to get out and play. The bad thing is however, that my rounds are not close together, I may not be able to play again for 2 weeks or so. That's too long in between rounds, but even so I can see some progress. Also since my rounds are always 18 holes, my HC may be a little higher than those who only play 9 holes and use combined scores. This is not always the case of course. I know the courses I play, they do not even have a nine hole handicap marked on the card. I may be mistaken, but I am under the impression in those cases, you take the course handicap and divide it in two. (that's a subject for another thread and/or debate though).
Anyway, its not all that important. To each his/her own.