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It's been said in this thread and 15 others like it: when fairways are slicker than the North Face of a mountain after a bluebird day--think very icy--is it any wonder certain holes become trivial? Stop shaving fairways down to the dirt. If someone bombs it 315 through the air then let them have all the yards they earned. If they do the same and put it in the rough penalize them if they don't have the ability to get it out. Place new trees, shrubs, whatever--it's good for the environment anyway, eh--and find new ways to make the course challenging. Players today shouldn't have the exact same experience playing Oakmont as Johnny did back in '76, nor should players decades from now be looking at the same course as today.

 

Maybe if the USGA learned how to INNOVATE more often instead of regulate everything to death they wouldn't be viewed as out of touch bureaucrats the way they are and the game would continue to move forward smoothly.

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I'm with Rory on this one. Screw the USGA and their Distance Project.  If Mike Davis had been around in the 1930s, steel shafts would've been banned and we would still be playing with hickory. 

Rors is 100000% right, the equipment isn’t the problem. It’s just the evolution of the athlete. In ALL SPORTS, athletes are getting bigger, faster, stronger all the while breaking more records.   

As i said in the other thread, most people under 40 have played the game the way it is now either their entire golfing life or most of it. These same people, 99.9% of them or more, have never thought

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