Since you've obviously missed it, again!!!!!! ;) And I haven't mastered anything. Imo I have HUGE amounts to learn and I'm no where near happy with my shots or game as a whole.
Edit: WTH Wood?? You used to be on my Flist and I know we've played together and I'm pretty sure I went out of my way to help you learn some stuff I picked up on the forums. You know, there is literally an ARSENAL of information that's out there. Type in Aim, Club Mappings, Pitching, Putting, etc and it's all right there for everyone.
There's stuff out there like KATS Approach Wind Calculator, SwingMate, PinHunters (website), etc, etc. Once again, simply type some searches or have friends help you out. JoshNosh was kind enough to show/introduce me to KATS calculator, which I'm in love with now.
Tekoma single Vertext, double Vertex, Triple Vertex and JC Flow % Putting techniques are right here on our very forum! Lets not even get started about club mapping. How effin' hard is it to pick some random, flat, windless course, and or Green for that matter and map all your clubs??
Grab a 64W with full B/s and map some pitches. 50% = 6Y. 54% = 7Y. 58% = 8Y. 63% = 9Y. 68% = 10Y. 73% = 11Y. 78% = 12Y, Etc etc etc. Do the same thing with every distance pitch shot (64,60,56w's). Repeat that process again for the 20, 29, and 38 flops.
Repeat that process again (64,60,56w's) for every single Punch shot. Repeat this again with every single Full shot (PW-Driver). Mark and note variation in landing spots and roll out with different increments of spin applied. Make an Excel or hand written sheet of all this information (to include mappings of Putting speeds Stimp 11, 12, 13, etc).
Take notes on every single shot you ever take!! It's not hard and only takes a few seconds! Note which Courses and Holes have different yardages than indicated. So far I've done a rather poor job at this because it takes quite a bit of time to get things exact. I'm ok on BPB, Congressiona, and Pinehurst but all other courses I have very little idea.
Additionally take notes (yet again, it's a theme!!) on every single putt you take. This helps make future putts automatic or at the very least give you a general idea so you can figure out the correct flow% or vertex next time. Writing down a simple note only takes 5-10 seconds. Do it after your shot. It's painless. The rest of the mapping/etc, can take a few hours to figure out and get right but after that, it makes hitting shots close much easier.
"Prodigy" eh? I think not. I don't have the time nor desire for that (I've only leveled so fast due to XP loophole). I work 6-7 days a week right now (although 2 off this week! yay). To be fair, when I'm not working I do spend 2/3+ hours a day on this game for now. I'm a tad OCD ^ and my poor play is pissing me off. I expect to hit every approach 2Y under and sink every single putt and get a little angry when I don't. As you can expect I'm angry quite often lol!! ;)