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Keep It Simple

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  1. I am good with banishing rakes. What if a rule is made that if your ball lands in an obvious footprint you can pick it up, wipe the area with your foot and then drop the ball over the newly foot raked area?
  2. This grip in jumbo size with extra wraps installed on my M5 driver.
  3. This was actually on TV this morning. And I watched it. Talk about appropriate content.
  4. I am ok with hoodies strictly because it can be used to ward off skin damage. And I could also see them looking hip or cool without being obnoxious if executed properly. Perhaps accompany it with a rule where if you can't see a players face they have to have their name on the back of their outer wear.
  5. More like $50K / yr. There are only a few golf youtube channels that make ok money and those are the ones that can attract players in the top 10 of the WGR to appear in their videos.
  6. I would fear being sued by Greg Norman... 🤣 Maybe some old WWE wrestling entrance music?
  7. I voted yes. Watching live PGA tour events inspired me to play more golf, work on my game, take lessons, get fitted, get coached...
  8. I believe the issue with distance is small and easily addressed. Here are my thoughts: Let's say in the not too distant future the PGA tour is made up of guys that look more like long drive competitors. Big tall muscular athletes that instead of going to the MLB or NFL see a more viable future in golf with distance being at the forefront. There will still be your sharp shooters that can hit a 7 iron with the same accuracy as some of the bombers hit a wedge but they will be much more rare. When this is the case, they might have to build new longer golf courses that suit these super athletes or expand the existing ones in length. Why is this a problem? You only need enough courses to provide a year's worth of weekend tournament play. These courses can have a much larger gap in the tee blocks so amateur short hitters can still play the courses if they want to see what a golf course played by the big boys feels like. All the other golf courses in existence can remain the same because as previously mentioned they will still suit >99% of the golfing population. If you are in the <1% of the golfing population who can hit 340+ yard drives while keeping the ball in play most of the time, then yeah, you are going to over power a lot of old golf courses, congratulations. If you get really good maybe you can make the PGA Tour and play the big boy courses. A lot of the old history rich courses are going to become obsolete to these new super athletes. So the tour can do one of two things. Stop playing there because times have changed and it is what it is. Or they are treated as separate events with a different set of rules (equipment restrictions).
  9. Good point. And a lot of the top tour players are already "restricting" their swings for accuracy. My assumption would be they started with hitting the ball as far as they could and then dialled it down or made changes until they found the optimum distance/accuracy ratio. No need to restrict the swing further. Guys like Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar given their size and athleticism can hit the ball farther than they do during tournaments. Kuchar's swing speed is 5 mph slower than the tour average with his driver and there is no way he can't turn that up if he wanted to. Bryson Dechambeau has 2 driver swings, one with 113 mph swing speed (calls it the fairway finder) and the other (calls it "the crank") over 120.
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