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Time To Take Dead Aim (golf)

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:23 am    Post subject: Time To Take Dead Aim (golf) Reply with quote

WHY THE USGA'S RULING ON DISTANCE-MEASURING DEVICES SHOULD BE APPLIED TO OPEN EVENTS



The decision by the USGA Championship Committee to let Distance-measuring devices (DMDs, or laser range finders, golf GPS units or smartphone apps) in all its own national amateur championships starting this season signals a change that is at once both obvious and complicated.

The USGA was OK with DMDs in championship play because 2006, But just as a Local Rule employed by the tournament committee. Until now, using one at a specified round in a USGA event would have been a breach of Rule 14-3. The USGA decision aligns with a similar one by the R&A declared in January.
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The rule Won't be extended to the USGA's open championships (U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Women's Open). The PGA of America's board of directors announced last year which DMDs would be OK for many events, including the PGA Winter Championships, the PGA Tournament Series, section championships, the Junior PGA Championship and Junior Ryder Cup and the Playing Ability Test, but nevertheless wouldn't be allowed at any of its major national events, such as the PGA Championship. The explanation given by Kerry Haigh, the PGA of America's principal leagues officer, nevertheless, wasn't critical of the devices themselves.

"The main reasons are that at our spectator championships And national PGA member championships, the opponents are able to have one or more practice rounds in the course and also have caddies whose occupation in many cases is to be able to calculate yardages and distances, whereas in the vast majority of our events players are seeing the course in most cases for the very first time and do not have caddies," he explained. "Additionally, with the major tours across the world not allowing their use, it would create some issues with the very best players if we began to use them at some occasions but not others."

Indeed, the PGA Tour is steadfast about not letting DMDs for Its occasions. "This remains in full effect, and we are not considering a shift," said Andy Pazder, executive vice president and chief of operations. The concern seems to be that DMDs would reflect badly on the tour's picture and wouldn't help speed of play.



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Of course, a key to obtaining USGA rulemakers over the hump on DMDs appeared to be that very issue. Based on John Spitzer, managing director of equipment standards for the USGA, a trial conducted at the past year's Women's State Team Championship showed that 80 percent of those participants used a DMD on level 3s and 89 percent used one due to their strategy shot par 4s with "no statistically significant difference" in pace of play. In its announcement the USGA referenced that experimentation, stating, "USGA researchers found no signs which DMDs had a negative influence on speed of play."

The new rule enables both laser and GPS and (in a limited way) Smartphone devices, but a player cannot utilize a system which also provides information about measurements of slope or wind velocity or club suggestions. A flowchart on the USGA website helps golfers understand what works are allowable.

Many DMD industry agents were obviously Delighted with The decision. Dan Steiner, vice president at Laser Link Golf wrote in an email, "As you might guess, we think it has been a long time coming, but we are happy something eventually happened. We have discovered for months from several distinct people that this really is 'a different USGA,' and this measure is unquestionably one to illustrate that."

Paul Herber, senior vice president of sales and Company Advancement at SkyGolf, manufacturer of the SkyCaddie GPS, believes the decision could affect consumer attitudes. "Exactly what the R&A and the USGA have done in the past couple of months has become the final endorsement we needed," he explained. "Those who have wondered if a GPS is in the spirit of this game, that notion goes away today."

Yet while expanding Using DMDs to some USGA, PGA and R&A occasions, a massive question remains: If the data and efficiency given by DMDs is a great thing (and analyzing out of SkyGolf suggests that it enhanced average pace of play by 20 to 25 minutes in tournament golf), why restrict the principle to amateur events? Why don't you include it to your own open championships? Why not let players on the PGA Tour to get exact yardages from ShotLink? In a world of immediate information, it appears decidedly backward that lovers who visit pgatour.com are able to get more exact yardage info, let alone exact upgrades on the leader board and cutline, compared to players competing in the event.

The sport seems better when the judgment bodies embrace technology That enriches the game for many players (for instance, adjustable drivers) without threatening its fundamental principles and challenges. The DMD decision is logical, practical and overdue. Golf can only get simpler with advice, not just about the yardage to the hole but also diagrams and other features that eliminate indecision and confusion. Why don't you apply this to elite players in the best occasions? Doing this would likely only enhance the use of DMDs by regular players while helping the pace-of-play problems that now plague the specialist tours.

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