There are many rumours these days (see e.g. here and here), that USGA and The R&A are working on a change in the Rules of Golf (also) for golf balls, basically making them slower…so that we all won’t hit it as far as we do today.
Players – both professional and amateurs – hits the ball longer and longer. Recently Dustin Johnson hit the ball 439 yards, and Phil Mickelson has hit it 450 yards.
According to GolfWRX, USGA Director recently said:
– You can’t say you don’t care about distance, because guess what? These courses are expanding and are predicted to continue to expand…The impact it has had has been horrible…The reality is this is affecting all golfers and affecting them in a bad way. All it’s doing is increasing the cost of the game.
I wonder if it is possible to agree upon such a big change?
All those companies producing the golf balls would probably object, if they had to re-arrange their production system. And all amateurs love to hit the ball long, so they wouldn’t probably either welcome such rules.
What do you think?
PS: Read more about the history of the golf ball on this link.