We usually don't play for money but last week one of our buddies was feeling full of himself and suggested we put some cash on the game. We agreed on one condition, we play by the USGA rules, no gimme putts, no mulligans, no foot wedges. It was 3 on 1 and he had already wedged his foot so deep in his mouth he wasn't going to back off from his cocky stance so he agreed. Long story short, this guy is a 12 handicap but even I beat him by 4 strokes straight up, he shot a 96.
He kept whining about having to putt out 2 footers but in reality they were closer to 3 footers and he missed half of them. I understand the role gimme putts have in match play but in stroke play they do more harm than good.