The USGA and R&A have issued another report entitled Distance Insights.
This is a very comprehensive report and I commend the effort. However, I need some more reading time before I can make any constructive comments.
“To measure is to know” but lets make sure we are making the right measurements which will help clearly define the problem, at which time we can develop solutions.
The very vociferous concern about distance started after the introduction of the Haskell ball – invented in 1898.
Fortunately, the laws of nature are playing an important part in governing the distance the ball will travel, while the athleticism of the elite golfers – about 0.1% of the golfing population– has changed, as it has in all other sports. Unfortunately — for most of us – this has not been as significant a change.
To help in better defining the extent of the problem, we would like to get some input from our Frankly Friends.
Please let us know if you think the ball is going too far, and also, what length golf course you would prefer to play? Simply reply below to share your thoughts with us and other Frankly Friends.
Most of all, “Putt Well” and enjoy this wonderful game of golf.