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In watching past Masters coverage, now provided officially on YouTube courtesy of Augusta National, I've noticed a multitude of things in the comparison of past and present tournaments. One of the most telling tidbits comes from the 1977 Masters replay. At about the 29 minute, 35 second mark of the video, the final round tee times are displayed. The spacing (which may also be referred to as intervals) between each 2-man group going off on Number One Tee is eight (8) minutes. Compare and contrast that with the 10-minute intervals for most current final round tee times. Also, if you have paid careful attention, players back then were moving from one hole to the next much faster then the players of today..
Well, you quite naturally get the idea -- slower play has become the unwritten law of the land nowadays. It's no wonder that coverage of final rounds will more than often run well past 6:00pm, leaving hardly any time to chat with the winner and then (unless it's a big event) see them receive the trophy. And it is also no wonder that on occasion a sudden-death playoff sometimes gets interrupted by darkness and has to be concluded on Monday.
Sadly, the players and the tours are letting this happen, and it seems that all parties are either unable or unwilling to properly address it.
Thanks for the updates, appreciate it. Yes I think HOW I practice has to be a big improvement for me, and am reading plenty of the topics on here about that. Was the main reason for me joining really, if improvements came from just reading tips / watching YouTube videos I'd be scratch by now, but I'm just randomly reading things without knowing if they're even appropriate for me etc, that's why I really appreciate people on here giving their time to help.
Yes, unfortunately the videos I've posted here are slow motion on my phone, but cannot for the life of me figure out how to post them on here in that way, will see if I can figure it out