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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.


https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/30821872/usga-ra-unveil-equipment-standards-changes-include-different-rules-elite-players

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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