LE STAR OF LE SHOW

Golf World (UK) - - TALKING POINTS DIALOGUE -

Fol­low­ing a hugely en­joy­able Ry­der Cup, we should praise the real star of the show... the course. It was in­ter­est­ing to hear Phil Mick­el­son’s take on it, but more in­ter­est­ing to con­sider what this said about the golf played on the PGA tour. De­spite hav­ing a fan­tas­ti­cally run prod­uct, played on im­mac­u­late cour­ses, Phil seemed to con­firm the sus­pi­cion that US golf is now lit­tle more than a Boom, Pitch and Putt chal­lenge. It seems that ac­cu­racy from the tee, skill with irons, touch and putting seems to be a com­mod­ity that is un­der­val­ued in the USA.

In days when much time is spent fret­ting about how far the ball goes, per­haps the an­swer is to present real tests of golf? Pro­vide sen­si­bly paced greens, fair but tough rough and make the chal­lenge from the tee about ac­cu­racy and you have an im­mensely en­joy­able spec­ta­cle.

Darg Bar­nett, Black­pool

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