R&A and USGA said in February 2020 that they intended to “break the ever-increasing cycle of hitting distance” and on Tuesday announced the proposal of a Model Local Rule (MLR) to give tournament organisers the option to require the use of balls that will travel approximately 15 yards less.
R&A and USGA plan to combat hitting distances is criticised ‘I don’t understand how this is growing the game’ Justin Thomas believes the prospect of a distance-reducing ball being used in elite competition is “so bad” for golf and has criticised the “pretty selfish decisions” made by one of the game’s governing bodies.The
Source: the guardian
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