The USGA and R&A Driving Distance Report is Still Shortsighted

Kris McEwen Opinion Leave a Comment

If you follow me on Twitter (@krismcewen) or are part of our fun, sometimes odd, little golf Twitter world, you’re probably familiar with the seemingly quarterly debate regarding the distance in which the ball travels these days at the professional level. It’s a cyclical, never-ending debate between those that see no issue with guys “bombing and gouging” their way around …

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia Owes Quite a Few Apologies After his Recent Breakdown

Jamie MacDonald Opinion, Players Leave a Comment

For a long time Sergio has been a favorite of mine. I was so happy to finally see him break through for his first major win at The Masters but I have a new opinion and it’s not good. Last week the news broke that he had been disqualified from an event in Saudi Arabia due to “serious misconduct” it later being revealed that …


Let’s Settle This: Augusta National vs Pine Valley

Frank Courses, Opinion Leave a Comment

Ask any golfer for his or her course bucket list and there’s no doubt you’ll find Augusta National and Pine Valley in the mix. That’s no surprise. But the real question is, which one is on top? The reason I pose this question is because year after year it seems that Pine Valley lands on top of Golf Digest’s list …


Don’t Tell Me to Tuck My Shirt In

Kris McEwen Opinion 1 Comment

Dear Stodgy, Old, Golf Traditionalist, We’ve had about enough of you. We’ve had enough of the judgmental glares when you see my friends and I walking into the clubhouse. We’ve had enough of being blamed for the slow play on the course. And we’ve absolutely have had enough of “being what’s wrong with golf today.” We know you don’t like …

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, 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 …


Reduced-Distance Golf Balls Will Kill the Game

Eric Benzenberg Equipment, Opinion 2 Comments

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 …