Hitting out of bunkers is the most challenging
Would you say the angles from any acute lie from a bunker relates to RL? Also what about any acute lie you may find on say Oly even on a Fway?
I fully admit to playing this only a couple of times and thinking that's nuts. You are a firm advocate of it and fair enough on that.
I make no comparisons. I don't think our "normal lies", when we know it's not level, are any closer in comparison. I just play what's in front of me with what we have. I suppose I suspend disbelief and just use the tools available as best I can.
Oly is a great course to talk about. The acute fairway lies set up beautiful draws and fades playing in UL. It's like the course was designed with the UL feature in mind. There are holes that have say, a right side pin and the fairway is slanted left to right. With UL it creates the perfect fade right to the hole. The course goes back and forth between draw and fades so naturally it makes it like playing it even more real for me. Watching the US Open there last year really brought it home. Starting at 10, we go up and down through the long to middle irons back and forth between draw and fade. When they say you have to hit all the shots in an Open, it really happens in UL on Oly.
I suppose to really enjoy the UL you have to accept what it can and can't do then play a strategy that only has you playing the "can do" shots. Sometimes I lay back off the tee to find the flatter fairway. Other times I just accept what's in front of me and play to the fat of the green with par in mind as the positive result.
Load the starters, clear your mind, and find the fun in the challenge.