Addressing the Sponsor Exemption Debate

Addressing the Sponsor Exemption Debate

Eric Peyton Opinion Leave a Comment

Once again, a celebrity has been given a sponsor exemption to play in a professional golf event. Last weekend, Tony Romo, former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, played on the PGA TOUR in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on a sponsor exemption. Last August, Steph Curry, guard for the Golden State Warriors, did the same in the Ellie …

the 2017 Distance Report Doesnt Support Reduced-Distance Golf Balls

Even the 2017 Distance Report Doesn’t Support Reduced-Distance Golf Balls

Eric Benzenberg Equipment, Opinion Leave a Comment

On March 5, 2018, the USGA and R&A released the 2017 Distance Report. In sum, the report evaluated driving distance data from 2003 to 2017 from the PGA TOUR, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Champions Tour, LPGA Tour, and Ladies European Tour. In addition, the report examined amateur golfers in the UK from 1996 to 2017. And despite …

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Reduced-Distance Golf Balls Will Kill the Game

Eric Benzenberg Equipment, Opinion Leave a Comment

For the past couple of months, there’s been two stories that keep finding their way into the headlines: (1) Tiger Woods’ return and most recent tournament performance; and (2) reduced-distance golf balls.  Golficity discussed this in two separate articles back in November; one argued that fitness is really what’s “at fault,” while the other commented on USGA executive director Mike …

How Does the Typical Golfer Feel About the Game

How Does the Typical Golfer Feel About the Game?

Justin B. News Leave a Comment

There has been great discussion recently about the rules of golf and the direction the game is heading.  Much of this discussion has centered around the professionals and analysts while ignoring the average golfer.  GOLF.com, however, has given the typical golfer a new voice on this matter. GOLF has released the findings of a survey that polled 1,000 golfers from around …

Golf Reading

The Pros and Cons of Reading About Golf

Eddie Coleman Opinion Leave a Comment

I’m usually one who watches a lot of golf on television – A LOT of golf. Admittedly, I missed the majority of the Tournament of Champions due to football playoffs, returning to work after the holidays, and forgetfulness. Any other year, I would be waiting to watch the beauty of the Hawaiian course and last year’s winners battling it out …