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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    why is ball technology a problem?
    It allows players to hit the ball further and straighter thereby taking a lot of the skill out of the game and making many great courses redundant due to lack of length/hazards being in wrong positions

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    Technology in general does that. It's been a problem for a long time. The R&A and USGA can change the rules but within any rules they go to the golf companies will pour money into how to stretch those rules and thereby have an advantage over others and the course. There are many problems in golf, but it's still a fun game 'cause you can get pissed and have fun, like B grade cricket.
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    Stenson's second shot on the 18th was absolutely ridiculous. One of the finest golf shots I've seen, what a way to end not only Stenson's week, but the Race to Dubai. He's had one hell of a year. Poulter's tee shot on the 17th was pretty tidy too, wasn't too far from taking home that BMW 6 series.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome...it's a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover (or should that be deep square-leg) for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    Are scoring averages significantly lower than they were 10 years ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    Are scoring averages significantly lower than they were 10 years ago?
    Not sure.

    Main argument against the current ball technology is that it provides a massive boost to lesser ball strikers and that has allegedly enabled some guys to compete against others of otherwise far greater ability
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    Quote Originally Posted by schearzie View Post
    Technology in general does that. It's been a problem for a long time. The R&A and USGA can change the rules but within any rules they go to the golf companies will pour money into how to stretch those rules and thereby have an advantage over others and the course. There are many problems in golf, but it's still a fun game 'cause you can get pissed and have fun, like B grade cricket.
    Wayne Grady told an interesting story whilst commentating on the Oz PGA the other day

    A couple of years ago he attended a meeting of the R & A where Nicklaus and Player argued that ball technology needs to be wound back.

    The R & A dismissed them as retirees whose opinions were largely irrelevant

    Shortly thereafter, the R & A approved course changes to St. Andrews that were deemed necessary to protect the old girl from being slaughtered by players armed with new technology

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    Are scoring averages significantly lower than they were 10 years ago?
    Not for about 30 years, which was about the time that Faldo. Norman and Ballesteros were starting to use metal woods not the Persimmons. The courses have since been tricked up (longer holes, longer rough, and faster greens typically) and so protecting the courses from genuine golf. Of course with everything professionalism seems to increase aswell but when Greg Norman in particular was setting scoring records everywhere the administrators were getting nervous that the game would not be seen the right way or something and so took these measures for the betterment of the game and keep the fans interested (as though we wouldn't enjoy seeing birdiefests). Summing up, courses are being protected so that scoring averages don't get too low.

    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Wayne Grady told an interesting story whilst commentating on the Oz PGA the other day

    A couple of years ago he attended a meeting of the R & A where Nicklaus and Player argued that ball technology needs to be wound back.

    The R & A dismissed them as retirees whose opinions were largely irrelevant

    Shortly thereafter, the R & A approved course changes to St. Andrews that were deemed necessary to protect the old girl from being slaughtered by players armed with new technology
    Sounds about right, Grady probably won't commentatetoo long if he keeps telling the truth I would have thought, not keepin to the party line etc.

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    just flicked to the golf for 2 minutes, Graeme McDowell hits an eagle on a par 4. Beautiful shot.
    Apparently Adam Scott had a 9 on the 12th ffs

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    Steve Elkington is a classy guy isn't he?
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    Brilliant putting performance from Rory to win Oz Open whilst Scott was polar opposite

    Latter would've been so far out of sight if he was any better than ordinary with the flat stick that it wasn't funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Steve Elkington is a classy guy isn't he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Brilliant putting performance from Rory to win Oz Open whilst Scott was polar opposite

    Latter would've been so far out of sight if he was any better than ordinary with the flat stick that it wasn't funny
    4th week in a row I'm guessing he was getting tired. I'm a Rory fan as well as Scotty so I didn't mind. Heartbreaker for him tho.

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    Had to listen to this on the radio on the way home to catch the ending and who is doing the commentating!? ****ing Jim Maxwell. Knows even less about golf than he does cricket. Was excruciating, but had to hear who won. I fear I may never wash that voice out of my ears...at least I know who paved the way for all the clueless ****wits masquerading as 'sports commentators' these days though - good ole Jimmy boy.
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    Haha yeah I was in the same boat had to listen to it in the car. I could barely here him he was whispering so softly. He said he was in amongst the gallery ffs. Could abc not get a media pass? Though having met Sandy Roberts a few times I can barely stand his voice too, so I was happy to not have the tv on.
    On a happier note, last year when Scotty lost the Open he rebounded and won the Masters. I'm predicting him to do the same or better and win the US or British Opens this time as well (although it's a different open, he lost it the same way).

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Steve Elkington is a classy guy isn't he?
    yeah he is a real asshole, that one...not the first time he has exposed his boorishness and insensitivity...
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