Tongue firmly planted in cheek on that one. But from a forecasting perspective, putting that argument out there as a potential future does help to put things in context.
It was interesting to listen to Mike Whan on the No Laying Up podcast today talking about how the USGA is looking towards the next 40 years and what may happen if some controls are not put into place today. It leads credence to the weight of the problem is not big enough currently, but the proposed change is focused on if and when things continue to progress.
Sad that they didn't have that foresight 20 years back.
Not just no foresight, but downright denial.
For years they stated the annual distance gains were "statistically insignificant".
Now, they're asking an entire generation to learn a new game, one many/most NEVER played.
The ship sailed,they flat out missed it and the funny thing is they still have punted it out to 2026-lol.
25 years after the dramatic ProV 1 distance explosion(and well after the extra light/long titanium waffle race had begun 8 years before that)
For (20 plus)years I was a huge proponent of a rollback-now I've accepted it and simply think 'better late than never" no longer applies here.
While they were busy for years fighting innovations of technique(anchoring), and a nonsensical battle over grooves(under the laughable guise of combatting bomb and gauge), neither of which changed anything(besides ruining a few short games for those of us who had to park our Eye-2s for certain events as the manufacturers quickly adjusted to recapture all lost spin).....
AN ENTIRE GENERATION of players and industry was adapting, adjusting and learning to play with new hot equipment, which has had huge negative implications in design, cost, strategy, competition,pace of play, safety, real estate etc.
So they just roll all that back now that they got their head out of their collective arses?
Reminds me of the scene in the Three Amigos where they keep adjusting "Theese is the line of death".......errr "theese is the line of death"...