Ninety-five per cent of golf course architects who responded to a recent survey by the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) said action needs to be taken to reduce hitting distances.
“We surveyed the EIGCA membership for their thoughts on a range of factors relating to increased hitting distances, forged through their experience of designing golf courses around the world,” said Christoph Städler, president of the EIGCA. The most eye-catching result is that 95 per cent of respondents agreed that action needs to be taken to reduce hitting distances.
“The vast majority of respondents [75 per cent] believed that increasing ball flight length and advances in equipment technology are diminishing the skill of the game, which is leading to a simplification of golf course strategy. Eighty-eight per cent of respondents considered a reduction in driving distance of between 10 and 15 per cent would be appropriate.”
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