Most of my partners and me hit like you and your friends, but even with hitting wild shots off the tee where you're making a 200 yard shots 2 fairways over and have a horrible short game we'd make birdies or doubles. If there is OB then bogeys and triples.
However, long game does help a lot, and agree that slicing or hooking out of bounds is not good enough but pretty much any fade or draw over 280 is going to end with a low single type of score or better.
I played with a couple plus handicaps last weekend and it wasn't like they hit fairways all the time. They just hit long, one drove 280 and the Web player drove 320. Even the plus handicap hitting rough some of the time and was 2 or 3 under after 9.
All my birdies and GIR are just from being close enough to use a U wedge or LW on my second shots, and I only average 258 off the tee.
You're possibly not necessarily in the general minority, just ones answering here.
I don't actually know anyone who willfully does it to distract their opponents, and haven't seen anyone be on the pricing line before.
It seems like since a potential rules violation under specific conditions is involved here that it could be potentially more aggravating? Since it's mostly unprovable unless others notice as well?
Seems like the more competitive someone is at golf the more "annoyed" they can get? For me, win-lose-draw doesn't matter to me so much, but I don't bet $100 a skin either...