This game is not easy by any means, no matter how much you practice. Taking notes with all mapping, calculations, spreadsheets etc, I’ve done all that. After a while those notes will be stored in your memory back, and no need to look at them, but those are mostly reference, but very helpful. After all that, I’m constantly questioning my skill in this game, do I have it or not. After few years of playing, and still have doubts, my skill is not where it needs to be. What I have is the willingness to keep playing the game, and accepted all of the frustrations that come with it, trying to learn from them. I’ve gotten all the best clubs and balls, this game has to offer, made a difference, but not what I was hoping for. You can find your strength in this game, but it will take tremendous dedication, or just play, and enjoy the game. I know it’s easy to say, just enjoy the game, it’s merely an excuse, because we all want to win, it’s our pride. Once we get better, hopefully, then the “game” is not just a game, it becomes a competition.
That my friend, is what your seeking, Competition Level.