Regent Media Pte Ltd
Golf Asia 2018 MAY
Is distance everything for us amateur golfers?
The 2018 Distance Report issued by the R&A and USGA showed significant increases to how far the pros are hitting the ball when compared to the findings from the 2016 and 2017 reports, so much that the associations now realise there's cause for concern. Golf is unique when you compare to other sports such as basketball, tennis, volleyball, football, cricket or badminton, where the 'balls' played by the pros and amateurs all adhere to a set of international standard. Unlike golf, where brands are allowed free reign as to how they can extract as much distance as possible through proprietary designs and engineering.