Would You Rather…? #16:
Hit the ball as solidly but, due to some luck or whatever, score relatively poorly for you.
Hit the ball poorly but, due to some luck or some holed chips or whatever, score really well
I just came across this thread and have enjoyed the conversations. For me I have to go with the former as solid ball striking creates confidence. I love the feel of a solidly hit ball and have come to expect erratic scoring, so option is "life as I life it" at this time in my game.
You think Dave gave him a hard time with this?
C'mon now… This topic is truly done at this point.
If someone wants to start a genuine rules discussion, they are free to do so, in a separate topic. Not by piggy-backing on one where we've gotten to the truth (an answer) from the OP.
I think the more a person understand the rules, the more they make sense in those terms. But I wouldn't give people a hard time when they question them. The people that question them are most like those that are in the process of learning them - exactly the people you want to encourage. They will come around as they get deeper into it. (in general).
thanks for the book referral