In further clarifying what I understand to be the situation with what I had written earlier here is some additional or edited info:
The USGA and Royal & Ancient have a very challenging task of protecting the game of golf on all ends and fronts. On my earlier blog post I did not want to lead anyone into believing that any decision was made, nor that any opinions had been formed by anyone.
Your feedback and comments were much appreciated, and it clearly shows the passion we all carry for the game we love.
Since I began golfing at age 6, the game has evolved in so many ways. I can remember the days when I used to re-varnish my old Olimar wooden headed driver and 3 wood. The head was tiny and the sweet spot very small. The old balata balls would curve so much more than the ball today. Which was a better era for the club and the ball now with the distance and less curve, or back in the day when you could hit huge slices and hooks?
My personal bottom line is that I trust the USGA, I always have. I think golf is in very good hands, and I am confident that you all will be pleased and support what our governing golf association does.
Up next 2021, how to play your best golf