Originally Posted by ERicJ
I think you answered your own question there.
Any reasonably intelligent competitive player will take being able to throw 250' consistently accurately over being able to throw 400' with little accuracy.
Accuracy is fundamental to success. Distance is nice to have.
Let me rephrase that; Distance is not as useful without some accuracy, but distance is just as important of a skill as accuracy. You were co-designer of the Links, one of the best examples of a high level course, so you get this concept.