yes, I know in theory that you can adjust the wind and tees in a practice round. But I have never in doing so had the shots and putts react the same as in a match or ranked round. I know folks say there is no difference. I can "practice" nine hole and shoot 4-5 under par. When I play the same 9 holes in ranked rounds I can only soot 1-2 under. It happens all the time, and no I don't think it is because I choke on a ranked round, lol.
Thanks for your input Doug, I am only pointing out this is what I do and it works for me. Maybe the wind and course conditions are not what I believe they are, who knows.