It only looks like a smaller target. If you miss or barely knick the ball that putt probably wouldn't have gone in a golf hole. It takes about the same amount of precision to putt into a hole as it does to hit a golf ball as a target. As such, I agree that it makes a good substitute when the practice green is crowded.
We still have a situation today with a relatively uneducated public. Next time you're at the supermarket, ask someone to name the Secretary of State (BTW it's John Kerry). Ask someone to name their State Senator or State Representative or the two houses in the legislative branch of their state. How about name the governor? Or Mayor? Ask them what Damascus is (it's the capitol of Syria). Ask them what Kabul is. How about Yemen. Ask them what Mosul is. Then ask them what Utah is. You get my point.
Getting rid of the Electoral College would require amending the constitution. This requires that this Amendment pass the House of Representatives AND the Senate with a 2/3 majority, then be ratified by 3/4 of the states. Normally it takes about 10 years when you can get anything through Congress. Try to get that to happen given current divisions in our country. We have this discussion every four years. We've had it since 1968. I think we'd have better luck at the state level trying to get proportional divisions.
How the electoral votes are divided depends upon the constitution of your state. Your state can amend its constitution to divide up its electoral votes proportionally or keep it winner take all, but any change will require a state constitutional amendment.
Changes as such might make third parties more viable. Major parties are loathe to do this because a viable third party candidate might garner enough votes to trigger various mechanisms outlined in the Constitution.
1) If there is a 269-269 tie, the House chooses the President and the Senate chooses the Vice President.
2) If no one wins enough (say if that third party candidate who is leading in Utah won the state), the House will choose the President from the three candidates who won the most electoral votes, and the Senate would choose the Vice President from the three VP candidates.
There have been ties three times in our history. Proportional division would likely lead to scenario 2 taking place quite often.
I decided to pick up a 7 wood. I love hitting my 4 wood so much that a 7 wood seems logical. Much my chagrin, my 3 iron has been unreliable, even though I am hitting my irons well. I started trying to hit a abbreviated 4 wood instead of my 3 iron, which has not been too bad but not ideal. It often goes a little too far. I bought a Cobra F6 7/8 because I wanted to be able to adjust loft to get dialed in at around 215 yards.