It’s almost as if USGA executive director Mike Davis and R&A chief Peter Dawson were playing good cop – bad cop on the 90-day comment period that was allowed on the controversial anchored putting issue.
Davis told the Golf Channel here on Monday that the comment period has been part of a “great process,” while being non-committal on a date when the two governing associations will announce their final decision on the issue. It’s been nearly two months since the comment period concluded.
Last week, Dawson was quoted in several media outlets, including here and here, as saying he was disappointed in the way the debate went, adding that it put rule-making on to the negotiating table and that it set back the mutually respectful working relationship between associations.
The two governing bodies who proposed the anchored putting ban apparently view the process differently and I offered these thoughts on Dawson’s comments in my recent Toronto Sun column. To read that, click here.