Is the in­crease in dis­tance good or bad for the game?

Golf Australia - - GOLF IS GOOD -

“It’s bad in the sense that driver used to be a lit­tle bit of a risky play and now it’s the go-to club. It’s made it that now pretty much ev­ery­body can hit it long and straight. Even guys you might not con­sider long ac­tu­ally are. So, it has taken some of the risk out of it.” “Peo­ple would still be wowed by guys like DJ if he hit it 290 be­cause it’s all rel­a­tive. But it’s made golf less in­ter­est­ing be­cause no one apart from a few guys can move the ball the way pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions did.” “If we rolled the ball or the equip­ment back, the long hit­ters would still be long but the shorter hit­ters would be pe­nalised even more. The short hit­ters would re­ally have no chance.” “It’s only bad in that we can’t go back to some of the old clas­sic cour­ses we used to be able to go to, which is a shame. But over­all, no, I don’t think it’s bad be­cause it’s made golf eas­ier for ev­ery­one and isn’t that the goal to make the game more fun and eas­ier? Golf’s al­ready hard enough.” “Go ask any fan if they’d rather see DJ or Bubba or Rory hit it 280 or 350.”

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