I think that’s part of why Yankees fans forgave Andy Pettitte but not Roger Clemens. Pettitte came out and admitted it, apologized for it, and accepted whatever his fate was going to be from that. Clemens was the embodiment of a Shaggy song. At one point I think he tried to say the HGH was for his wife or something IIRC. It was just ridiculous.
My home course has what it calls "family tees" at a couple of spots down the fairway. They really aren't anything more than a plate in the ground, but they give the short hitters a couple of closer options. I think a 100-yard hitter could do ok from the front and it really doesn't change the experience at all for anyone playing from the conventional tee boxes.
In a related experience, my brother and I took his wife out for her first-ever time on a golf course. Probably only a handful went more than 100 yards, but they were straight and we were playing the round as a scramble. We used a couple of her tee shots when we went tree. She added a chip and sank a couple of putts. Apparently enjoyed herself enough that their is a bag of clubs in their garage for when it warms up.
I would have completely agreed with you if he just admitted it. Instead he hung his hat on the claim that he never did it. He could have used the excuse you shared. Everyone was doing it, and steroids don't improve the hand eye coordination of baseballers.
Alas, his denial, basically throughout is what stops me from agreeing.
It rarely gets too cold to play around here and most courses, that I play, don't let you out if the temperature is below 40. As far as rain goes...we don't get much light rain. In other words: we play when we can.