Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Deane Beman hits out at the USGA

Former PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman appears to have leaked a letter he wrote the USGA about the issues he sees with the regulatory body and its inability to do anything about the distances the golf ball travels.
You can find the story here:

http://www.golfdigest.com/newsandtour/index.ssf?/newsandtour/20050207usga.html

It is surprising that Golf World has given this issue so much coverage. After all, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer, all of whom have more power than Beman, have argued for the need to curtail the distance golf balls travel. None of them have had any luck -- and they are arguably three of the top players the game has ever seen.
A prediction? The USGA will continue to waver on this issue until someone else -- maybe Augusta -- decides a tour ball is needed.

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