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Quote from: A.G._Crockett on March 30, 2023, 05:26:27 PMTo wit, Broadie’s driving distance data isn’t about the golf ball, yet his data is being used here to support a rule about the golf ball. That’s poor logic, and not “science” at all.A.G.For someone who said they didn’t want to argue, you sure are lobbing a lot of shots.Please point out, specifically, where I directly referenced Brodie’s study on driving distance in connection with the golf ball. You keep making inferences that are clearly riling you up, that simply are not accurate. I can appreciate that you worship at the church of Broadie and want to support his work. But when you read something that you may not agree with or understand, rather than being rude and insulting, have you considered asking clarifying questions? This entire exchange could have potentially been fruitful if you had not started on the defensive.
To wit, Broadie’s driving distance data isn’t about the golf ball, yet his data is being used here to support a rule about the golf ball. That’s poor logic, and not “science” at all.
I didn’t reference Mark Broadie; you did. And you did it in support of a proposed local rule ABOUT THE GOLF BALL. The Broadie study you cited in support of that position is about all aspects of driving distance EXCEPT the golf ball, possibly because it’s the one thing that has NOT changed about the top 40 players since 2006.
rather than being rude and insulting
The only two people who have made direct references between Broadie and the golf ball in this discussion have been you and Erik.
Quote from: Ben Hollerbach on March 28, 2023, 08:53:32 PMMy apologies, let me provide the quote so you can better clarify you position.I already did. And have been saying this for like 20 years. You can probably go find a post on Geoff Shackelford's site where I've been saying the longer versions of this… which I've since reduced to the shorthand version.The ball has always (legally) gone a long way. Prior to 1999 or so, pros played balata or Professionals (etc.) because they wanted the spin. The Pro V1 (and its ilk) was basically just the companies figuring out how to make a Pinnacle spin the way the pros wanted.The ball has always (legally) gone pretty far.
My apologies, let me provide the quote so you can better clarify you position.