In real life, playing from the forward tees is encouraged here to make the game quicker and more enjoyable. I would never claim a great score from those tees, however, without qualifying it with a "from the front tees", "from the red tees" or something similar.
With my wife just taking up the game I've recently played from the red tees a couple of times when it's just the two of us. It makes the game quicker since we're not getting out of the cart so I can hit a tee shot, then getting into the cart to drive to a different tee box and getting out so she can hit her tee shot on almost every hole. For me, it changes club selection and tee shot placement change a lot. I also get to practice shorter irons into the greens instead of longer irons and hybrids. I actually find it to be a refreshing new look at courses I've played for years.
Handicap committees from the governing bodies provide adjustments for each set of tees so a male playing from the "reds" isn't getting an unfair advantage over those playing from the "whites" or "blues".
It's too bad WGT doesn't take tee boxes into account for scoring and handicapping purposes.It would actually be very simple to do. Simply don't consider any total round score from tees shorter than the ones designated by the tier. People could still play from them but those scores couldn't be used to tier up. That would relieve a lot of the aggravation expressed by members in these forums over the years regarding "red tee legends".
Personally, my opinion is that those "cheaters" only hurt themselves in the long run. They're ill-equipped to handle the game when faced with a legitimate opponent on tier-appropriate tees.
To each his own is still the order of the day..