JACKLIN WANTS COLOUR-CODED BALLS TO LIMIT DIS­TANCE

Today's Golfer (UK) - - FIRST TEE -

Tony Jacklin has a novel idea to tackle golf’s dis­tance de­bate, and it in­volves us­ing squash balls as a tem­plate. The Ry­der Cup leg­end wants golf to copy the racket-based sport by us­ing colour-coded balls to dis­tin­guish the pro­fes­sional game from the am­a­teur one. “Let’s have one colour for the ball that goes the fur­thest, then cut the dis­tance by 20 or 30 per­cent and use a dif­fer­ent colour,” he says. “You would get round quicker while cour­ses would be shorter and less ex­pen­sive to run.”

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