We’ve come a long way from the stake that tells us we’re 150 metres from the green.
A piece I wrote on distance technology and doubt is now up and running on the GolfLink website. Here is a sneak preview…
The advent of distance measuring technology has eliminated an element of doubt prior to making a golf swing. Never mind the fact many golfers can’t hit to exact yardages anyway, the distance to the bunker, green and flagstick can now be measured to within a metre if need be – something unimaginable to those who played the game more than a generation ago.
Combined with modern club technology, the thought process over the golf shot must be a vastly different one to the days of Old Tom Morris.
Check out the full article over at GolfLink: Distance, Doubt and the Lost Art of Playing Golf.