I am a NOMAD golfer, and I play golf for fun. It’s a game. I have no interest in getting a handicap (I could via GOLFSHAKE), and no interest in playing formal competitions. If I were to join a club, I would feel the need to play mainly at that club in order to get my moneys worth. That would be boring. Golfers have a choice, and the costs are probably similar. a) Join a club, pay the sub, get a handicap, play mainly the home course, play competitions, possibly matches at other clubs. b) Be a NOMAD, pay the green fees at many different clubs. Long may these two choices be available.