I read the article when it was first published a few days ago and I re-read it more closely this morning. Honestly, I found it poorly argued and logically inconsistent.
The author essentially admits that players have been lining up the trademark on their ball for decades (and presumably he sees no issue with that), but that drawing a line with a sharpie is just going too far.
So what then? What happens when the manufacturers respond by making their trademarks longer and longer until they start to resemble a line? Do you then start to restrict the size of what can be stamped onto golf balls? And if someone orders a custom imprint on their balls (a feature that many manufacturers offer), do they need to have those balls approved by someone before they can be put into competitive play? And if so, who? And what about those handful of guys in my men's club that underline their number as a way of marking it. Do they have to start using dots or hearts, because lines are no longer allowed in any capacity?
Jeez, talk about opening a can of worms to solve a problem that doesn't really exist.
Hey Charlie, that’s a great first post. I’m sure someone will direct you to the camera angle instructions in that it should be higher (more even with your waist). You do a nice job with your head being steady with a centered turn. I’m not sure where the more golf savvy folks will have you start with your initial priority piece, but I notice your stance is a little narrow and you’re hinging your wrist at the very beginning of your takeaway.