The off-season clearance sale of random thoughts continues with some excess inventory below for your consideration:
Not renewing David Feherty’s and Brian Hammons’ contracts were both big boo-boos.
There should be a “Tour” ball for all men’s tours around the world that allows 15 per cent less distance.
Driverless golf cars will help the return of walking as an integral part of the game if they’re programmed to drive down the centre of the fairway only.
I can no longer see dark blue pin flags on a consistent basis. How about using red, white and yellow or even light blue? Or, at the very least, use the blue flag for front hole locations, so they aren’t hidden at the back of the green, where most of the shadows fall.
No green should ever be faster than 10.5. The tour should fib when revealing their green speeds.
Bunker sand should be firm, not deep and fluffy.
Copetown Woods in Copetown, Ont., designed by Dick Kirkpatrick, is a wonderful course to play.
Copetown Woods has a cart policy of drive anywhere but the rough and hazards. How civilized. No more cart paths and they never close due to wet conditions.
One of the best municipal courses in the country is King’s Forest in Hamilton. Design consultant is Rod Goodes, a life member of the PGA of Canada.
Mic up the players and caddies on the tour and then, stop talking while we listen to the exchanges between them.
We need more TV round table discussions with the Champions Tour players. How about a monthly show? Once in a while, use tour caddies.
Sand wedges aren’t heavy enough for today’s course maintenance programs. They haven’t changed in nearly 100 years when rough around the green was non-existent and bunker sand was hard. They need to be at least E0 on the swing weight scale.
Can someone design a driver with 16 to 18 degrees of loft for the average player and market it as being the straightest club ever made, instead of always the longest? Remember, drive for dough, putt for more dough.
Bones Mackay and John Wood are two of the most insightful, colour commentators ever.
GNN is a great platform. I sincerely enjoy it.