Fixing what ails golf. It’s a complex topic and everybody seems to have an opinion on how to rein in the issues that modern technology has created – especially for the elite professionals. Roll back the golf ball. Reduce driver size. Bring back persimmon. Lengthen courses. Narrow fairways. Grow rough. Ban armlocks. Banish green books. Shot clock. Bifurcate!
These are all big ideas that would require a complicated and expensive dance between golf’s governing bodies, manufacturers, architects, greenskeepers, professionals and consumers. There are no overnight fixes here, obviously, and certainly nothing that will please everyone.
But what if there was one thing that could literally be implemented immediately without involving years of research and development, course reconstruction or forcing people to buy new clubs and balls that conform to some established limiting standards? Every one of us could grab our current golf bags and become universally compliant before we reach the first tee.
Simple, right? Take fou...
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