Only watched one episode of Mindhunter so far, but very intriguing. Can't wait till it gets to Olivia from Fringe.
Star Trek Discovery is awesome. It is getting some hate, but a lot better than what I anticipated. Definitely filling in the Sunday night GoT void.
The new stuff makes golf easier.
My point is that tour players have some pride. They would want to win regardless. I'd bet many on tour couldn't break 76 with vintage gear because their ballstriking is not good enough to use it. Snedeker tried it and look what happened. They should have enough pride to actually want to do this. Let's see who can REALLY hit it.
I've never been a long hitter relative to others even with old gear. I grew up on Kenneth Smith custom hand me downs. Now, I have suffered some health probs but a couple years ago with mod gear at sea level I could carry in the 270 range or so maxing out on range. On course less. On a good day when I played a lot I had the left side blocked out with driver and it was on a string. I haven't hit EVERY GIR but come within a couple before when playing often. Now I am in the 240 255 range average with mod gear. Older stuff will punish poor contact but still gets out there if hit correctly. Good golfers should try a few rounds before dismissing the idea as crap. There's a lot of different ballflight that no longer exists because of the gear and it takes variety out of the game.
There are a bunch of threads on this topic, all explaining why such a rule is impossible.
But the best takeaway is the simplest, whenever there's the least question whether a ball may be lost or OB, hit a provisional.
Watching with deliberate and careful indifference, not going to give much thought about it but will peek over the shoulder occasionally. Dubious, but maybe a ghost of a chance.