It's all a scam! Since I wasn't able to login to my account I decided to play as a guest user just for grins. After playing around and not really trying to win, I realized my opponents weren't trying to win either. Every "user" (some with picture icons and names, some as guests) would take terrible shots and on the beginner course would score a double bogey. It seemed the game was programmed for me to win. I've been playing this game for a while and now that I have figured out that there are "fake" users which are programmed to lose - I suspect there are "fake" users designed to make you lose at higher levels in an effort to get you to spend money to advance. If you want to know if the opponent you faced was real - look at the screen name and when you done with that round - look at the League standings - the users you face should be listed in your league. Not a single user I faced was listed in that league - certainly should have seen users that had more total winnings than I did and I was on the list.
The game appears to be a total scam and I not sure ANY of the opponents I face are actual users. Based on some of the holes I've played and my skill level - I can tell when a shot has been manipulated or programmed to be off target or be on target. This is NOT just clubs being inaccurate or wind - this is programming to get people hooked on the game and to spend money to get ahead.
Do you really want to continue to spend money on a game that is "fixed" and only try's to milk more money from you? Think about what you would pay for a PS4 game or PC based game - do any of those continue to ask you for more money every time you play?
I've really also been frustrated by lock ups, black screens that are unplayable and just general bad behavior from the game. I for one will not ever spend money on this game again and truly regret the money I've spent.