thought thru your comments after speaking to my older sister whom is Golf MAD - and i mean totally!
there are NO style divisions in golf - it is just GOLF
worth a thought for us all me thinks
That's because golf, by definition, IS a set of rules--and a very restrictive one at that. The fewer rules there are in an activity, the more diverse ways there are to accomplish the goal at issue. "Nebraska-style football" and "Florida State-style football" are identifiably-different styles. (EDIT: Realizing that this would probably be a mystery to non-Americans, a brief explanation: Nebraska plays football like the Soviets fought wars, and Florida State favors lanky agility over bulk and passing over running). Open the rule-set of an activity even further, say the UFC, and you get even greater diversity in strategies, mechanics, and training methodologies. And when the activity you're talking about doesn't have rules--"fighting" as a whole--the possibilities for differing mechanics, training methodologies, etc become almost endless.
Fighting is like dance. All dance is is moving to music...that's the only
constraint. Think about how different ballet and break-dance are, both in terms of technique and traditional training methodologies. Golf lacks that diversity. If golf let you get the ball from the tee to the hole by whatever means you wanted, you would probably see the same sort of diversity you see in martial arts and dance.