The proposal to re-emphasise skill over power is to be welcomed, but it will not silence critics of the modern game. They say that the game’s rule-makers are stirring the embers of the fire caused by the present problem — the distance the ball travels — when they should be putting out the fire itself.
“Practice makes perfect,” they say. Of course, it doesn’t. For the vast majority of golfers it merely consolidates imperfection. HENRY LONGHURST