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USGA and R&A announce proposal to limit golf ball performance for elite level competition


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13 minutes ago, Dutch1008 said:

Not sure I follow. Why should the members/guests be allowed to cut the corner? Also, why are these scrubs playing from the tournament tees? If the course is too hard for you, move your butt to the white tees.  

I was just thinking if trees / layout didnt allow anyone from any tees to cut corners then the second shot after a forced layup is the same distance for pros and casuals.  Just thinking "out loud" lol

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7 minutes ago, ReidE5 said:

I was just thinking if trees / layout didnt allow anyone from any tees to cut corners then the second shot after a forced layup is the same distance for pros and casuals.  Just thinking "out loud" lol

Gotcha, I was thinking more about the architect's intention and the fact that a member/guest should have a 25-75 yd advantage on the pro by simply playing the appropriate tee box. 13th at Augusta is a good example. Unless you have a big sweeping hook in the toolbox, it's designed as a 3 shot hole. They don't give the members a chance to cut the corner while removing that option from the pros.  

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17 minutes ago, UncleJohn’sBand said:

This is so far sighted it’s almost sad to see. 
 

Stick to focusing on amateur golf. I can see the PGA and DP World Tours  scoffing at this idea and not accepting the proposed local rule. That might make the change DOA, which in itself would be hilarious to watch.  

I would like to see the US Open, Open Championship and Masters played with the proposed ball.  Let's see what happens.  Then, and only then, should we make decisions on what is best for elite golf.

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