Originally Posted by Jeff Hemmerling
don't want my stroll in the park ruined by man-made sounds.
You mean, like the sound of an injection-molded polymeric plastic disc hitting galvanized iron chains, thrown by a (hu)man? What kind of Lord of the Flies middle-of-nowhere park do you frequent? Weak sauce, weak argument.
If there's money on the line, never. You have to let your competition distract themselves with their own thoughts.
Casual round, who gives a rat's? You'll probably miss the putt anyways. The time to be serious and focused is during field practice.