You may have read by now that the PGA Tour will be testing the use of distance measuring devices during competition at various levels this year, including tournaments on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada.
If you haven’t read about it, click here.
“Our evaluation will consider the impact on pace of play, optics and any other effects they might have on the competition,” said Andy Pazder, chief tournaments and competitions officer for the PGA Tour.
The testing, which will also take place on the Web .com Tour and PGA Tour Latinoamérica, doesn’t guarantee they will one day be used regularly on any tour, but there is an open mind to such a possibility.
As Pazder pointed out, a positive impact could be improved pace of play, but some, including Justin Rose, question whether that will be the case. For that story, click here.
What do you think? Do distance measuring devices help speed up play? That’s the question for this week’s GNN Poll.
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and, as always, feel free to add your thoughts in the Comments section below.
Do distance measuring devices help speed up play?
- NO (46%)
- YES (37%)
- Maybe in recreational rounds, but not on tour (17%)