That's not what I see. Looks like a couple low handicap members are looking for validation of their own games by running someone else down. People with legit reputations and experience in the golf industry have refuted everything you said. Only two people are in denial here.
I deny that I am in denial. ;-)
If the average Sandtrapper thinks that all that stands between them and a professional golf career is a year of devoted practice and no financial worries, that's fine by me.
If they think that good players "work" the ball all the time, that's great.
If they want to erase the word slice and call their drives a fade, good.
If they think that blades give other guys in the carpark a sense of inadequacy, whatever.
If they think that Ian Poulter turned pro with a 4 handicap, great.
If they reckon that guys with handicaps of scratch asking for advice ( more commonly "advise", I find) before entering their first "tourney" is not weird, OK.
If they think that playing the same course over and over again makes it easy to score low, fine by me.
If they think that Dan Plan Man might be able to make it on the Champions Tour I don't mind.
What I do mind is the constant willingness to believe anything that a modicum, of knowledge, experience and research can show just isn't true.
An x handicap from A golfer is not the same as an x handicap golfer from B unless everyone is playing by the same rules and following the same guidelines.
This is why some touring pros may have a handicap of plus 4 and a shoot in the 60s frequently on the toughest courses around and someone else reckons he plays off 5 but has only broken 80 twice.
This why stroke play under the rules of golf is a beautiful thing.
It sorts everyone out. Some scratch players shoot 66 on a great day, some shoot 73 on a good day.
Some scratch players shoot 95 on a bad day (but always have an excuse) and some scratch players have never putted from inside three feet in five years and don't know what a lateral hazard is or the penalty for OB.
I'll be judgemental and make my judgements from the scores I see and the things people say.
I'll score anything between 70 and 85 most of the time and am beyond worrying about it. I just love the game.
I have broken par many times and many times double bogeyed the last three holes to ruin a good round. It doesn't matter. The proof of the pudding is in the eating and 90 in an Open qualifier is not getting anyone into the next phase. But they have the right to spend their money as they please. An honest 20 marker derives more fun from the game than a dishonest 5 marker, I do know that.