There has been several shootouts where I went first, barely missed the island landing spot and ended up in the bunker, my opponent just needed to aim in the bunker a bit further than my ball to win, another one shootout when I got in the water and my opponent only needed to hit 5 yards to win.
I've submitted the following suggestion to them with no response: In shootout, both players hit their own shots first, then GC can play the opponent's shot after, no one has the advantage of seeing how the other person did to decide what to do. This is much more fair as both players must try their best because they don't know how the opponent ended up.
Another frustrating thing is the stupid random order of play. In the last 10 games, I had to go first on shootout 9 out of 10, and it didn't matter if I went first in the regular play or went second, I always ended up going first on shootout. Be consistent, if I go first in regular play, I should always go second in the shootout.