Five Families Clash: PGA Of America Has "Concerns with any legislation that might infringe on the enjoyment of the game."
Steve DiMeglio on the comments from Philip Tattaglia Ted Bishop, new president of the PGA of America:
"We have concerns with any legislation that might infringe on the enjoyment of the game," said Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America.
The PGA of America sent a letter detailing its concerns to the USGA at 10 a.m. Monday. Although the governing bodies will accept further comment for three months, Bishop said the PGA of America probably will probably not comment any further than it has.
"I don't know what new evidence we can produce for them," Bishop said.
"The PGA has long supported the USGA in its role of establishing the Rules of Golf governing play and equipment. We have representation on the Rules of Golf Committee and we have tremendous respect for the USGA in regard to their critical role in writing and interpreting the Rules of Golf. As our mission is to grow the game, on behalf of our 27,000 men and women PGA Professionals, we are asking them to seriously consider the impact this proposed ban may have on people's enjoyment of the game and the overall growth of the game."