In the report you can find a lot of statistics about the length of the strokes – e.g. that the average drive on all tours combined was 1,7 yards longer in 2018 than in 2017.
According to TodaysGolfer the report also states this about The R&A’s/USGAs thoughts about and wishes for the future:
- The courses should not continue to get longer. It would be expensive, not good for the environment and would cause (even) slower play.
- There will not be different equipment Rules for professional players – they will play under the same equipment Rules as amateurs.
- There are no plans to change the Rules surrounding the golf balls (e.g. to make them fly a shorter distance).
- The average drive on the PGA Tour has increased 10 yards in 15 years: From approximately 277 yards in 2003 to approximately 287 yards in 2018.
You can read the full report here.