I'm just guessing here, but I think the meter isn't the problem. WGT is some how manipulating the accuracy and precision of the clubs each time you play. This would explain why you can't hit the ding consistently. This is making the game tougher. Remember that extra shots equals extra money for the WGT coffers. If this is true, they have ruined the integrity of the game, not to mention the enjoyment of it. If I am wrong, I invite WGT to dispute this and explain the problem. It cant be the browsers, because it doesn't matter which browser you use, the problems exist on each platform.
I guess the bottom line is this: FIX THIS PROBLEM !!!