Well I have improved my game thanks to the use of the rule to aim and a circle with stripes that I put on the arrow of the wind and it looks like a transporter, so I can know with some certainty where the wind is going.
Oh and I use Excel to take peronal notes from the fields, I mapped my clubs with every ball I use to get the shot clear, and I use an Excel file that gave Young46 to calculate the power of the putter.
I practice about 5 rounds a day to improve my game and to have a better score in the weekly tournaments, so I spend a lot more on balls than I actually win, so is not a "Big Business" at all for me, tools not make me win, is practice (and rarely I'm in top 10).
The question is that how each one learns how to play is everyone's business.
I'm a lifelong gamer and when SuperNintendo games were only in English, using a dictionary was not cheating. Nor was looking in the books (there was no internet) to decipher keys of the RPGs was not cheating either.
If you used a autodinger, or a tool to slow down the speedometer, that would be cheating, but using excel or a simple rule is the same as a student using a calculator for trigonometry tasks.
Is that even scientists use computers to facilitate their calculations!
The truth is I read this post and it seems more and more like a simple whining.
If someone can play well ain tools, good for him! But those of us who use them are not cheaters.
Maybe when WGT comes to the E-Sports and I have learned to play well, stop using tools.. While, I prefer to open a hole in the ground using a shovel and not dig with my hands.