I wish I was as eloquent as you, @billchao. There is no way other pros/pro coaches aren't taking notice of this.
There was a Trackman on one of his drives this week. Smash factor was only 1.40 and the drive went over 350. He missed the fairway but was WAAAY close to the green.
The USGA states in their guide to setting up a tournament course:
"An area two to three feet in radius around the hole should be as nearly level as possible and of uniform grade. In no case should holes be located in tricky places or on sharp slopes where a ball can gather speed. A player above the hole should be able to stop the ball at the hole."
Of course, this guide is for tournaments but it seems reasonable to expect day-to-day play to generally meet these parameters. Unfortunately, courses don't always practice what the USGA preaches.
Some older greens have slopes that approach unplayable condition when the green speeds are increased to modern standards. Unfortunately, no course wants to tell everyone, "Our greens are rolling at a 6 on the Stimp Meter!!"
When I play, I expect some hole locations to be very challenging and some less. A two putt should never be automatic on every green. I am not, however, a masochist. If a course insists on setting the hole locations in extreme positions or brings the green's speed beyond what the design can accommodate, I am with you, vote with your feet and find another place to play.
Denny - I finally got around to checking my group golfer account for the first time since April, and they have extended my vouchers from early May to November 1.
Which makes it on me to use them - I'm actually pretty excited having looked them up, it is a little bit like free golf (since I had kind of written this off )