@chspeed that’s one definition of “fair.”
Another definition is that everyone and every situation is treated the same, and the rules are thus completely fair. They don’t discriminate based on gender, shirt color, handicap index, etc.
I used to care about this, now i don't. If the governing bodies what to bifurcate, then whatever. Worries about distances are a professional golf problem, not a golf problem overall. Let them deal with their own nonsense, i say. It has no effect on the other 99% of us who play.
If it causes extra annoyances or problems for the manufacturers then thats their problem, too. Im not a golf industry lobbyist. Couldnt care less about the marketing problems they would incur because of bifurcation. The major manufacturers all make like 10 different types of balls anyway, what hardship would a true "pro ball" really cause them?
What u guys say makes sense when I look at it...
I play a public course and we sit on the bench behind the first tee and watch. We are amazed how horrific people are...and no clue to rules. Seems to get worse very year.
On the flip side, apparently the small group that gets fitted, lessons and puts in the time sees greater gains than they used to with all the new technology.
Evens itself out I guess.