The Distance Debate
The USGA and R&A’s release of its long-awaited Distance Insights report has been viewed by some as a verdict rather than an opening statement.
But that statement was clear: Distance needs to be curtailed for the good of the game. And because much of the debate revolves around the PGA Tour, a number of pros spoke out this week after the report’s release, feeling as if they are being tried for a crime they did not commit. Many defended themselves by citing advancements in training and club optimization. Others deferred the blame to architects and designers. A few took exception with the idea that a distance spike is actually a problem.
All we know is we can't make the range any longer.