There's one disadvantage to real golf as compared to video game golf, besides the latter being a thousand times easier. Virtual golf makes it easy to know how far a shot went. Why, if we wanted to do that in real life, we'd all have to carry around pocket-sized screens with chips that could tell us our current location by connecting to satellites. Then, the device would have to be programmed with an application that could determine the distance between where the shot was taken from and where it landed. As far as I know, no such technology and no such application exist. Such a shame.
Wait a second. What about these new-fangled iPhones people have? Surely they could be capable of something like this. But what about the application? Well, there's now an application called Caddy Track Pro that allows users to tap when they take a shot, and tap when they reach its landing point to determine how far it went. It can track data for a golfer's individual club, track stats for average distance and longest drives, and send a spreadsheet of that data via email. This app is apparently available on the App Store right now!
What a world!