Well get use to it, it's the way it is. Unless you spend $$ and buy the latest and greatest clubs, balls, etc WGT has you will continue to have that problem.
This is hogwash, Tracy, and you know it. This game thrives on imagination and there are plenty of creative ways to play these courses that don't require wads of money, if any at all.
@ JW-There are certain things you can't do here just like IRL. Your sand shot probably muffed because you tried to hit a partial shot with the wrong club. Learn the Cardinal Rule about swinging more than 70% on these types of shots. Would you teach a student of yours to baby a flop out of a trap? Or to try to take a finesse swing out of heavy rough close to the green? Probably not.
This article spells out how to do it. Take the time to understand what it says.I read it again every once in a while just to remind myself. Play this game as you would IRL within the limitations of it-just learn the limitations. It all lends itself to a very close to real golf outing. GL