"Mobile" players have a distinct advantage over those of us who play using PCs.
Totally agree Jim. They have all the bells and whistles. We don't need the gloves and hats and such. But.. They can use those in Clashes
Aside from clashes, which only a few select clubs place any value in... what does that really matter... if it did... WGT would have fixed it by now... it isn't new info.
That being said, on one hand I agree and also disagree because while I started out playing mobile alone... there are far more help and tips for PC players to rapidly improve.
The sponsor apparel while helpful is not available for ranked rounds like Ready Go tournaments... so mobile players are playing straight up against desktop players. And as far as I know there is still no cross platform play taking place.
Unless... a desktop player has used a android emulator and playing mobile on their desktop, in which case the desktop player playing mobile with an emulator likely has a decided advantage over a genuine mobile player on a small phone or tablet where it seems harder to hit the ding consistently (at least for me).
I also have found the availability of all the desktop aids actually simplifies the game for desktop players. For example many desktop players will use the ruler or other devices to determine wind offset.
Mobile players do not have that option making it far more difficult to play heavy winds on the mobile platform. You can eventually learn some strategies for playing heavy winds but it is still more difficult... or at least it has been for me.
The sponsor apparel does shorten the courses when you have a maxed out driver, but I also personally find putting to be more finnicky on the mobile platform and more challenging to read some of the breaks.
The only time a huge disparity arises on mobile is if a lower tier player who hasn't maxed out their apparel or equipment takes a shot at a higher tier coin room and runs into a champion with maxed out equipment. Then those two mobile players will see an equipment differential.
All done and said, it seems a case can be made for either side, depending on your preference, but in my experience I find it easier to score better on the desktop PC than I do mobile. I still play both but I get far more frustrated playing mobile because I find it more difficult to putt with confidence.