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The change won't happen until 2030, and even then I guarantee it'll be extended until at least 2035 for your typical club tournaments and handicap purposes. 

 

 

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It’s so far away right now, it’s not something I want to waste brain power thinking about. Buuut since we are on the topic…. I will probably buy balls the year before the change at the same rate I do now, play them past the change date, then once those run out, I will buy and play the new conforming balls. For me, it will be like switching from a ProV1 to a TP5x. Not a big deal. 

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10 hours ago, dgarland said:

How will you respond to a rollback?

 

I'll play the new ball once it comes out and I've exhausted my supply of old balls.

 

From an inventory management perspective, there's going to be a messy year or so in golf retail. If we assume that there is a two year grace period for non-elite competitions you can see a bunch of guys scrounging for the old balls during the overlap period. I'm curious what the manufacturing cutover date in the ball factories will be.

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I would play the new ball. 
 

I enjoy being able to compare my stats to the best in the world no matter which sport/hobby Im doing and to keep being able to do that I need the new ball. 
 

Courses would also need adjustment to strokes so its going to be a total shitshow. Hcp should also be adjusted depending on using a cheating ball or not. 

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3 hours ago, RCGA said:

The change won't happen until 2030, and even then I guarantee it'll be extended until at least 2035 for your typical club tournaments and handicap purposes. 

 

 

 

What will really matter is if vendors continue making the "non-conforming / today" balls. 

 

Because i mostly agree , in fact i'm pretty sure amateur tournaments for the most part here never adopted the groove rule. I know guys that play in some moderately high level events with Eye2 or other. They've never had issues

 

If vendors decide to continue making both balls, yes i would tend to agree that most places simply will not adopt the new rule. 

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1 hour ago, Conrad1953 said:

Everyone will have to move to Colorado......or Arizona to get their yardage back. Look for a

run on real estate. Seriously, so 7 irons will be back to going 7 iron distance again? Uh oh. 

Sweet. I’ll have my place ready to sell so I can get out of this ****hole!

 

Id rather live where you do Conrad, and hit 5 iron where I now hit 7. Or hybrid when/if  they roll it back. 
 

in all seriousness, by that time all my clubs will probably go the same distance anyway. It won’t make much difference. 

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39 minutes ago, MtlJeff said:

 

What will really matter is if vendors continue making the "non-conforming / today" balls. 

 

Because i mostly agree , in fact i'm pretty sure amateur tournaments for the most part here never adopted the groove rule. I know guys that play in some moderately high level events with Eye2 or other. They've never had issues

 

If vendors decide to continue making both balls, yes i would tend to agree that most places simply will not adopt the new rule. 

 The only possible issue will be some players playing the nerfed ball to establish their handicap and the hotter ball in club competitions if it’s still allowed in those.

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33 minutes ago, Shilgy said:

 The only possible issue will be some players playing the nerfed ball to establish their handicap and the hotter ball in club competitions if it’s still allowed in those.

 

I'd actually be ok with that lol....watch them sail it over greens!

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