I’m sure there are still many ‘groups’ in these munis that play by their ‘own rules.’ Back in my 20’s I was in a group that played every Saturday in a 4 man best ball. Handicaps were unheard of. They basically took the top golfers ( he shoots about..) as captains then chose teams. The course was a goat ranch but I played the ball down. Most the other guys didn’t. A little nudge here and there on every shot. I was always ribbed for trying to follow the actual rules. Some would actually say, ‘we’re not good enough to follow the rules the way the pros do.’ Huh? Lol.
The money wasn’t big but it would irk me when I’d have a chance to make a little side cash then lose out because the head pro at the course would roll one in. So many of these guys had single digit handicaps. I’d get a good laugh when several of us would go play a tournament out of town and lo and behold those single digit guys were lucky to break 90. They’d say ‘ tough course.’ Yeah...that was it.
Day 95 - played 9 at 6:30 AM again. Three pars and driving was pretty good with 4/7 fairways and only one miss put me in a bad spot. Approach shots were off though. The ranges will open again next week, so I will work on it there.