Using a Range Finder at a Golf Major!

You heard it here first (okay that was an exaggeration!) I am probably not the first one to parrot the news that the PGA of America has authorized the use of an electronic measuring device, range finder, at the Senior, LPGA, and PGA Major golf tournament they sponsor. Their view is that the use of these devices will some how speed up play. This decision is causing a bit of a discussion in social media for the nay and yea sides. Because of the divergent from the professional golf norm, I thought it might be worth discussing.

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Jumping On The Golf Bandwagon

Are you the type of sports fan who gets tired from jumping on and off the bandwagon. Do you shift your allegiance from one team to another depending on who is playing well at the time. I ask this question for a friend 😉 All joking aside, this is a favourite sport of many armchair athletes because the have a compulsion to be on the winning side. I have never felt that way, but from time to time will adjust the size of my cheerleading circle as I lose interest in the success of a player. I consider it an evolution in my support that happens slowly. How about you?

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Professional Golfers and Range Finders – Good or Bad Idea?

With the resumption of professional golf, I was wondering if it was time to make drastic changes as to how the professional measure distances on the golf course. Most of us have watch the yardage book and green sheets examined by the player and caddie with intense scrutiny. Obviously, the player is trying to dial in a perfect number to hit too, but would not a range finder make the process faster and more accurate?

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Are Professional Golfers As Good As We Think?

I often wondered if the average professional golf is as good as we think. As a steady 5 handicap player, I think I have some game. I understand that I have some weaknesses and continue to strive for lower scores. However, the average professional golfer has challenges as well and goes to great lengths to be a more competitive player. Unfortunately, I have never watched a professional event live, but have watched enough on TV to make an informed decision.

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The LPGA Season Is Well Underway

I find it interesting that the LPGA season is underway and I do not read that much about the action. Being Canadian, I am always interested to find the results of my fellow Canadians, but it is something I need to search for daily. For example, Brooke Henderson finished T4 last weekend and it was not as obvious in the news as any male PGA Tour player doing something goofy. Is it just me or the LPGA does not garner then coverage they deserve!

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