Does not make a darn bit of difference if the golfer is not an innately skilled golfer!When all of this technology is bought and used, if the golfer does not have what is needed on the golf course, all this equipment will not make him a pro. A lot of that is mental focus with mental strength of steel, and tenacity...and of course, God given talent.
No. Let the pros read the green like I do, with my eyes and feet.
I believe they should be banned from amateur and professional competition as they tend to provide an unfair advantage to those who have enough money to purchase the best. To me the green slope guides should fall under the same limitation currently in effect for competition in using upslope/downslope feature of rangefinders.I very much appreciate having the opportunity to input my opinion.
Play the game, read the greens. Would you allow a protractor in Nok-hockey
Legal for amateurs, illegal for pros
Just go and PLAY . . . It’s a GAME. :-)Competition can do what it likes.
Playing golf is rapidly losing its appeal particularly to the mid to younger generation.Perhaps the best way to speed up play is to double or treble the size of the holes. This would considerably reduce the putting time spent by every player.Putting skill would still be required and the best putter would still have the advantage.
Absolutely not during "Tournament" play. They are fine during practice rounds, let's face it, the Pro's and their caddies draw these in their notebooks during practice rounds and they know what the pin placements will be for each day, so they can draw the subtleties in they notes. Using this during tournaments is crazy, and takes away one of the great skills these professionals should have and maintain.
Do not allow. Between the pro and the caddie, if they can’t read a green (putt), maybe they should be in another profession. Leave something to the raw talent of the golfer, everything else has been diminished by technology i.e equipment, balls, range finders... pretty soon they’ll want their coach, trainer, and therapist with them to help ensure the correct aspects of each swing!
Why doesn't rule 8.1b dis-allow 3rd party greens guides? They are in essence asking the 3rd party for advice..
Seriously? It is not advice, it is knowledge. If you can use GPS for yardage, why can't a golfer use a greens book for the break. All tools should be allowed for use, as long as it's expeditious.