Golf is fun but frustrating when you think about high numbers on a score card. when people shoot 120 consistently it is very discouraging. I wanted to quit several times and it killed the fun when I saw that I was not getting any better.
I would like to submit the idea of letting golfers classify themselves and choose their level of expertise. One way that we could do this is to create lets say 3 classification expert, marksman and beginner. Each classification would have its own score card reflecting more strokes per hole based on the skill level.
Almost all sports and video games allow players to determine what skill level they want to play or what level they think they are.
So lets say I am a beginner why then am I playing towards scores of experts. If I could say I am a beginner and my score card gave me 7 strokes to get a par instead of 4 or 5 strokes then I could walk away saying I got 7 pars today.
This would also give golfers something to shoot for as far as moving up to the next card level. We could tell golfers hey when you can get 5 to 7 pars in a round its time for you to move to the next card.
For beginners the course could be a par 102, for a marksman the course could be a 90 and of course the expert would be 72.
If a golfer walks away from a round feeling good about themselves I guarantee they are coming back and if they know there are other obtainable levels they can reach they will go for it.
I heard the President of Taylor Made say golf lacks innovation, so lets GET OUT of the box, lets not stay in the box and peek out every once in a while.