I miss the old format that didnt play like this new format and have all the gadgetry that s available now.
So I have a few points I'd like to express ...
First (To the above quote) I've never supported the "The Super Mario Bros Golf Turbo Boost button apparel enhancements" But that being said the ready-go's and "Money" Tourney's your referring to are played without such enhancements...So nothing has changed in those events as well as ALL the WGT Tournaments.. The clown equipment really is for coin rooms and CAN be used in regular Stroke play & Skins Games (side note: it is supposed to be available in Match play as well but there is a running glitch that even if apparel is on it doesn't work) But that's neither here nor there. You have the option in those formats when setting up game to "click" apparel OFF or if you join a game where the host has the "Boost's" on you can simply not join said Game.
Second.. Illegal or "Cheat" programs aside ..There simply ARE Players that Good!!
The use of calculator's, wind gauges, compasses ,weather veins , protractors, slide rules, advanced trigonometry & calculus and the occasional telescope...
Or the rare
(I've seen a player use one🤣)
All those devices do while playing a round is help speed the process of a the top players figuring out their self created playing formulas (well maybe some shop lifted other's formulas) Point being if your willing to put in the time effort and tremendous amount of work and practice ..mathematically this is a game that CAN be beat!! (Well if you consider shooting 18-20 under par consistently beating the game?)
Then after all of the above ONLY muscle memory will give a player the ability to hit the ding (or their intended mark early or late) at a super high percentage. And that once again comes from a ton of practice!
As for myself I use none of the above I don't even have a basic putting "Formula" I play by "feel" and memory for each hole...BUT that's why I will most likely be lost in WGT "Pretty Good" player mediocrity till I'm 6 feet under...I can occasionally come out of the box and shoot a super low round but like I said only occasionally...
Wouldn't it be interesting if WGT ran some of the BIG Events IE: The live series, The E-Tour or God Forbid "The US Open with 30 or 45 second shot clocks ESPECIALLY for the qualifying round! (Or at least single play qualifying rounds) I wonder how many "Robot's" would be hamstringed by that bold move?
Wow now that I'd love to see but I imagine to many feathers would be ruffled!!