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Tue Feb 2, 2021, 04:54 PM

"bifurcation" USGA/R&A okay equipment rule changes

Personally I think they need to tamp down ball technology more than anything.


For the first time, golf's governing bodies appear poised to allow for significant rules differences between elite players and other golfers as a way to combat the distance gains the sport has seen with the advancement of technology.

On Tuesday, they announced three proposed changes:

A limit on the maximum driver length from 48 inches to 46 inches. U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau is one of the high-profile players who has experimented with the longest-shafted driver in order to attain more distance off the tee.

Changes to how drivers are tested for distance, which is known as the spring-like effect, and changes to how golf balls are tested by revising the conditions.

The driver-length maximum will have a one-month review period, while the other testing proposals will be reviewed over six months.

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Tue Feb 2, 2021, 05:15 PM

1. I used to care

I just don't anymore. They all seem to be spoiled rich guys who think their chit don't stink.
Yes, I know there are exceptions, but not enough for me to watch the sport anymore.

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