I am fed up with this game. After years of playing on line games I should realise that unless you spend money on it the game and its programmers will penalise you constantly.
Everyone can easily blame someone else, but over the last few weeks I've been researching my game and how my consistency isn't reflected in my shots. I'll give you an example: I understand wind, lies, clubs, balls, where to aim shots etc; so how come whenever I play the 17th at St Andrews and I'm well below par the game does what it wants. If I'm above par it doesn't. I direct the shot to go to the right of the pin it does what I say. I'm under par and I can place the pointer in the middle of St Andrews town centre and slice it, the ball still goes where it wants to go, towards the pot bunker below the green. It also only happens on tournaments; a practice round does what it says.
How about a 30 yard pitch; same conditions every time and pitching a sand wedge will go 37 yards or 19 yards or whatever it feels like, it just won't do what you want it to do. I played the same shot from the front of the 18th at St Andrews with the same club in the same conditions from almost the same place and the above happened. I wouldn't mind if this was a rare thing that mirrors conditions on a golf course, it only ever happens in meaningful rounds.
If this is some kind of subliminal advertising to get me to spend money on WGT then it clearly hasn't worked because why would I spend money upgrading all my stuff if the same sh*t happens and how would I feel if I did that and my game suddenly got better knowing that I'd been conned by a programmer who basically decides how good I am by the amount of money I spend?
If there was a decent golf game available for my PC I'd dump this fixed travesty for something I have more control over, but sadly there isn't. I refuse to use the internet to do any monetary transactions - because, you know, I don't trust it (and given the amount of hacks that take place neither should most of you) - so basically I'm f**ked. I have to put up with this BS from an algorithm or risk my cyber security to pay a bunch of worthless c**ts to make myself think I've improved.