They should be playing the elite version of our game.
We should not be playing the recreational version of their game.
This isn't baseball or hockey. The recreational game on the whole is more important than the sports entertainment version.
The USGA and R&A should back equipment that makes recreational golf as enjoyable as possible, and if the pros shoot lights out with that gear, so what? I don't really think that it would make that much difference to them, so we're the ones who should be accommodated.
I honestly wish that the USGA would be challenged by a competing sanctioning body which prioritizes recreational golf while nonetheless crowning its own champions. The USGA has really screwed up with this grooves thing in my opinion. If anything, the rule should be sunstantially more lenient.
Edited by NiftyNiblick, 07 July 2009 - 09:04 AM.