While USGA CEO Mike Davis sees the revamped rules rollout as a “huge success”, his counterpart at the R&A offered a different view Tuesday.
From Alistair Tait’s report at the chief’s St. Andrews sitdown with writers.
“There’s been some unfortunate situations, no doubt about that,” Slumbers said. “It hasn’t gone as smoothly as I would have liked.”
That’s a rather stark difference from Davis’ position, but also a more credible one that will resonate with most golfers.
He also defended the knee-drop situation.
“The intention for the knee drop rule is to be able to get the ball back in play quickly, in a prescribed area, and without having re‑drops.”