USGA Bans U Grooves, So!

Arizona – Phoenix Metro Golf Lessons Update: Monday, May 3, 2010

Since the USGA banned u-grooves on the PGA Tour , the ‘Tour’ players are still posting low scores. See below.

Jan. 07 – 10 SBS Championship – Winner – Geoff Ogilvy -22
Jan. 14 – 17 Sony Open in Hawaii – Winner – Ryan Palmer -15
Jan. 20 – 24 Bob Hope Classic – Winner – Bill Haas -30
Jan. 28 – 31 Farmers Insurance Open – Winner – Ben Crane – 13
Feb. 04 – 07 Northern Trust Open – Winner – Steve Stricker -16
Feb. 11 – 14 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am – Winner – Dustin Johnson -16
Feb. 18 – 21 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun – Winner – Cameron Beckman -15
Feb. 25 – 28 Waste Management Phoenix Open – Winner – Hunter Mayhan -16
March 04 – 07 The Honda Classic – Winner – Camilo Villegas -13
March 11 – 14 Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular – Winner – Derek Lamely -19
March 11 – 14 World Golf Championships-CA Championship – Winner – Ernie Els -18
March 18 – 21 Transitions Championship – Winner – Jim Furyk -13
March 25 – 28 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard – Winner – Ernie Els -11
April 01 – 04 Shell Houston Open – Winner – Anthony Kim -12
April 08 – 11 Masters Tournament – Winner – Phil Mickelson -16
April 15 – 18 Verizon Heritage – Winner – Jim Furyk -13
April 22 – 25 Zurich Classic of New Orleans – Winner – Jason Bohn -18
April 29 – May 02 Quail Hollow Championship – Winner – Rory Mcllroy -15

The best golfers in the world will continue to shoot low scores with u-grooves or without u-grooves. In my opinion: If the USGA is saying that the long drivers on ‘Tour’ will have an advantage because they can spin the ball out of the rough, well so be-it. Why not just make the rough higher, as they do in the US Open?

So, we as non ‘Tour’ pro’s can still play with u-grooves, right? So what! One reason that so many non ‘Tour’ pro’s like about golf is that we play to the same set of rules with regards to equipment and the rules of golf. But now we don’t.

Look, Bobby Jones played with WOOD shafts. Jack Nicklaus played with a STEEL shafted driver, right? Do we put an asterisk after Jack’s 18 major golf championships? No. Do we put an asterisk after Tiger Woods because he played with a GRAPHITE shaft in his driver? No.

Why did the USGA do this? Is the game really too easy for the guys on TV? Did you watch golf on TV this past weekend? Did you see Tiger shoot 79 last Friday? Did you see some high scores? I did. Golf is too easy, USGA?

Better Golf,
Robbie Camacho

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