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Ruling bodies take aim at golf ball to curtail distance




Golf’s ruling bodies are taking aim at the golf ball with a proposal Tuesday that give tours the option to require a ball that goes about 15 yards shorter for the biggest hitters.

The U.S. Golf Association and Royal & Ancient Golf proposed a “Model Local Rule” that would ...

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  1. So golf is going NASCAR? Soon everyone on the tour will be using the same balls, clubs, shoes, and glove. Your caddie will come from the caddie pool by random selection. The only player choices will be the sponsor patches on their clothes, like the decals on the sheet metal that makes it look like mom’s Camry. The short hitters could play from the women’s tees, if women’s tee are not going away.

  2. Terrible idea. Wouldn’t it be easier and more fair to regulate the equipment keeping the same rules for all? Like business regulations that limit pure competition, it overlooks the potential reactions by competitors to skirt around the rules, creating an even more complex game environment, which golf does not need.

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