Because the eventual winner will know the holes inside and out before the stroke version starts. All the shots wind up on greens so you just don't have to go for the pin. Hit to different parts to figure rolls, stuff like that. See what it takes to get out of rough and sand if it's there. And it usually is. :-)
One of the things which would have been so easy to incorporate into this game is a 'flyby' mode, where you can scope out all areas of a hole, do just that.... use a grid to check out landing areas close to green etc...
The camera's don't really cut it most of the time, not the same as going ground level... 'Drone Mode'
Of course god knows what the fee would be for using such a feature, I can't imagine something like that would be a free thing for players to use. 100cr for 10 flyby's.