Based on this, it seems close to impossible to reach the last 3 or 4 tiers without joining a CC. It seems that CCs often have courses/tournaments designed for easier scoring. Or are those courses/tournaments not considered ranked rounds?
No it is not impossible to move up , not being in a CC . Many many WGTers have stayed solo for most of their WGT journey . Many of the top Tournament winners . Are not in CC's .
However . Almost all regular online golf enthusiasts . Once introduced to the very accepting and all learning and fun environment of a good CC . Will choose to spend their WGT journey in the enjoyable team environment .
What you said about easier scoring . Yes the WGT Tournaments/courses/single player unlimited play , outside a CC . Have all default settings . Default for the tier playing . Always . The wind may vary a little . Hole location might change once in a while . Can be very boring even after only 1000 rounds .
Whereas in a CC . One can change all the variables on all of those courses , for each tier . Green speeds , Tees , Wind . Those alone change up the play . And allow one to learn the course under many different variables . Some feel the variety is more enjoyable .
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