On Tuesday, the USGA and R&A proposed a Model Local Rule that would roll back the golf ball for players at the elite level. The two governing bodies hope this will end courses having to extend tee boxes to outrageous yardages and return some of the most iconic venues in the game to the way they’re supposed to be played.
As you’d expect, the potential change created quite a conversation on social media. Some believe this is the right move while others think it will take one of the best aspects away from golf: the long ball.
Here are some of Golf Twitter’s responses to the news.