You’ve heard it all before. Golf courses are getting longer, technology is changing the game, and the “Tiger era” changed Tour players’ perceptions of exercise. The data backs all of this up of course, with the average driving distance on tour increasing in the last three years to over 290 yards.
There has been much talk about this topic, but little has been done to stop the ever increasing distances that the ball travels. However, PGA Tour Players got a taste of their own medicine this week at Bay Hill where they hit shots with one of Arnie’s personal persimmon woods. The game has changed drastically since those days, and a healthy reminder of just how much it has changed doesn’t always hurt. Have a look at the video from Golf Channel.
What do you think of the advances in distance over the past forty years? Will it continue for another forty or will we see everything dial back in the coming years? Leave us a comment!
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