Thanks guys - to you Vossie for starting this thread and Barnesy as if I would have slapped you down mate.
I guess the point I was trying to make was not so much based around handicaps but for those more interested in enjoying their golf rather than playing in the comp. I guess I am at a stage where I just want to enjoy my golfing experience
This is the piece and like all such piece's it was designed to generate discussion although I do believe in what I was saying.
In order to enjoy the designer's intent then there is little point of playing from a tee which leaves you 50 metres short of where the designer's intent kicks in. There is plenty of opportunity to play golf outside of the competition days where the tee you use is dictated to you.
Good to see some discussion being generated as I think it is an important issue if the game wishes to keep people interested.
Maybe there is some merit in having different tees for different handicap ranges on competition days because in my mind golf from behind the eight-ball all day is not a lot of fun.