I suspected that it was the course. You have to be seriously connected to get to play there!
Yes! Remember the shot of Clint Eastwood, and a bunch of others, hanging onto another actor's belt, I believe it's Orson
Bean, to keep him from falling into the sea after hitting his shot? You may if you are as old as I am!
And yes, Cypress Point is SERIOUSLY private! It's more private than Augusta National. I once read where they turned down a request by Barack Obama to play!
I use the same balls on the practice putting green that I play with. Same for putting on the carpet up in my study. There are enough variables in putting already. The more of them you can control the better.
Just curious if anyone practices chipping and so forth with the same ball they play with, or like me have a bag of whatever. Seems like the perfect answer would be to use the same as you intend on playing with.