Is the increase in distance good or bad for the game?
“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.”