Report The Day Golf Became Easier in The Day Golf Became Easier A blog by TheDIYGolfer in General Posted March 12, 2016 16 hours ago, GolfLug said: Great post. Yes, golf as a skill is much more meaningful to pursue than as a game, which is why certain 81 can sometimes feel a higher accomplishment than a 78. That is so true. I've had times where I've been pleased with my performance shooting a 78, and times where I've been disappointed shooting 72. It really is relative to the course you are playing, conditions, current state of your game, and many other external factors, which is why pinning your success/failure to a single number can be such a blow to the confidence in certain situations.