No worries guys, I was not offended. I normally play from the white tees because they are the right fit for my game at this point. I play from the kids/ladies/forward/old guys tees when I'm with my kids just because it doesn't feel worth the hassle of using two tee boxes when I'm already sensitive to pace of play when I'm with my kids. Having said that, I think one of the reasons I've been able to fall in love with golf after starting late (40) is that I don't have much ego invested. My first year I was always the worst guy in the foursome and at 18.9 I'm still mostly the worst guy in the foursome. I've never cared much about pulling a 7 when the other guy is pulling a 9.
For what it's worth, the teaching pros at our club recommend occasionally playing from the forward tees just to get a different look at the course, practice different clubs, etc.
In any case, for me an 82 was an amazing day from ANY tee. And, to hardballs point, I won't really feel that I met my goal of "breaking 90" until I do it from the whites at my home course, but I'm still going to savor this round. I am a little bummed though because as well as I was playing I think if we'd played the whites I would have had a damn good shot at being in the 80's even if it was 89!
To D-Man's point, I do think clubbing down helped a lot on the par 3's. Normally those are 4 iron, 9 iron, 7 iron and 8 iron on my home course and from the forward tees it was 6 iron, 52 Wedge and "G" Wedge. On the par 4's and 5's I hit driver every time and did not club down. I think the difference was largely in the second shots. I had mostly 8 iron or less for my second shot on the par 4's and I'm generally much more confident with those clubs. Playing the same course from the whites there are at least 6 holes where the second shot is either 3W or 4 iron and those are still largely feast or famine clubs for me. I think the longest club I used in the 82 round was a 6-iron.