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Saturday
Nov182017

Video: 2-Yard-Wide Fairway Gives Us Glimpse Into The Future

The European Tour's social stunts are always well-produced, if increasingly desperate in their bids to go viral. That said, this scene outside of Dubai not only shows some of the lovely countryside available for golf development, but also gives us a glimpse into the future should we never actually regulate distance. After all, the thinking goes, if we just narrow the fairways then the boys will not the ball so far.

This is what two-yard-wide fairway golf will look like should we be so lucky. Nicolas Colsaerts, Ross Fisher, Richie Ramsay and Søren Kjeldsen are the lucky participants, or the players who did not say no depending on your view of these things:

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nice ariticle :)
11.19.2017 | Unregistered Commenterfreporn xnnx
John Bland or Mark McNulty would have just lasered it down the fairway first ball. Accuracy off the tee is not a valuable skill to have in today's game as this shows.
11.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterRob S
Seeing the last ball land and stay made it clear that the "fairway" strip was actually a strip of what all the pro tours now refer to as "rough".
11.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDrBunsenHoneydew
Nice to see they got the same size galleries for the PR stunt as they do for any regular Euro Tour event...
11.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMJR
**After all, the thinking goes, if we just narrow the fairways then the boys will not the ball so far. **

In fact the opposite is true. Once the fairways get so narrow, the advantage goes to the bombers. When no one can hit a fairway outside of random chance, you may as well bang it as close to the green off the tee as possible.
11.19.2017 | Unregistered CommenterSeitz

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