As for the "Lets be Honest" thread.......the intention was brilliant and for the early part of it, possibly first half, most posts were on topic.
Then as usual a thread gets derailed for a multitude of reasons. At that stage for me personally, I elected to delete my post, possibly out of disgust that this thread had deteriorated to such an extent, it became a joke,
In the latter half of the thread there were perhaps 3-4 posts that had any relevance to the OP's original intent. Intent can be argued, as can the honesty component, and only Rich knows that original intent, but I think most of his friends also knew what he meant.
I have had the honour of playing with Rich, and the games were fun and played in the spirit golf should be played, with banter, enjoyment and a little competitiveness. Alt Shot is about the social aspect, having fun, unwinding and having some laughs. Winning is a bonus but not the priority....for me if is a low priority.
This is the internet, where you get a cross section of society, and as such you will meet all sorts. I try to play with friends now, but occasionally I will chance randoms.....it can be fun but occasionally you run into a first class dickhead......normally if I strike such a person is one of the few times I actually try to play well.....as they invariably will bail or shut up.
I will never bow to a minority, why should they reduce the fun for the majority? Only if you let them will they do so.