European tour, Australasian tour, sunshine tour, or try to create the Premier Golf League. Become the next Titanic Thompson without any “tour” (he played my home course, I’m told).
Maybe not ideal choices, but they’re choices. You weigh the options, benefits, decide if the drawbacks/requirements are that bad. And recognize that the requirements of one tour/facility/state medical board are often similar to the others (or soon may change so they are).
True. But we have hundreds of facilities we can go to to practice if we’re not happy at one place. Where does an ‘independent contractor’ of professional golf go to make their living if they rebuke the PGA TOUR?
So, if we "maintain" the temperature of the balls at the same level (degrees) at which the manufacturer or the USGA or whoever tested them, then we are not violating the rule. Right? But if we "deliberately alter" the temperature of the balls by heating or whatever, then we are violating the rule. Does that seem correct? So now we need to know what the "official" USGA temperature is, so that we don't violate the rule. Right?