Best False Hope Provided By The USGA In Its Ongoing Efforts To Become Irrelevant

That would be Jim Vernon's excellent speech on the impact of technology on championship golf, delivered at the USGA annual meeting in Atlanta, and subsequently forgotten about with the organization's apparent focus on the evils of square grooves.

Oh and this from USGA President Walter Driver made it pretty clear that the organization will not honor it's 2002 Statement of Principles and instead has drawn a new line in the sand starting in 2003.

The facts are that the tour distances are nearly flat the last 3 years. It went down somewhat a few years ago and then leveled off. So the facts show that there hasn't been much increase to show us that we need to act from when we made those statements.

At least we know where they stand.