Comment: Golf’s unhealthy need for green speed

Fast times at Oakmont. Why?

Those crazy fast greens at Oakmont are the starting point for my latest article for Golf Link. The farce that followed has all come about because of larger problem that golf’s governing bodies continue to ignore.

But the effect of hitting the modern golf ball with golf clubs that can propel the ball further and straighter is quite literally changing the landscape of golf.

Golf’s governing bodies, the R&A and the USGA need to dig their heads out of the sand, as this apparent success may just be a Pyrrhic victory that could see professional golf reduced to nothing more than a putting competition on concrete greens.

Check out the full article at GOLFLINK: ON TECHNOLOGY, THE GOLF BALL AND MODERN GREEN SPEEDS 

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