But we don’t know if that is the case. Many players do this during practice rounds. This person didn’t follow all the players. BD played great, but he didn’t invent practicing from bad lies. I do this all the time.
All greens were replaced just over a year ago.
The invitation of am's can be different based on where a pro works. Some pros have contracts with their course that commits them to playing with members that sign up. Another reason for higher handicaps is the team game, which is either 1G/1N or 2N, so having a high handicap do well on one or two holes can make a big difference in the team game. I don't have a commitment with my course and the max handicap I have brought is 20. It can be tough, but I keep them moving as I can. Last year, there were rules in place to keep pace, but because of COVID, those rules are mostly ignored this season. The pace for CB was 5.25hrs.