Deportes Change golf courses, not balls Posted on March 18, 2023 by admin Now some grumpy old men want to change golf balls to stop the big guys from knocking bombs off the ball? What a bunch of trash. I know there are many purists who feel that golf has become too easy because clubs and balls have been designed to be easy to play. Golf is a very difficult game; ask any weekend golfer who is struggling to beat 100, so the easier manufacturers can make it, the more likely it is that more people will play it and get involved in the game. AND… Now some grumpy old men want to change golf balls to stop the big guys from knocking bombs off the ball? What a bunch of trash. I know there are many purists who feel that golf has become too easy because clubs and balls have been designed to be easy to play. Golf is blerry tough game ask any weekend golfer who is struggling to beat 100, so the easier manufacturers can make it, the more likely it is that more people will play it and take part in the game. And that means more money in the end for everyone involved in the game. I got distracted. Now it seems that the PGA of America and R&A want to introduce new rule allowing certain tours and competitions the right to force players to use a ball that won’t fly that far like the current ones do. We are talking about a ball that will fly about 20-30 meters less than it is now. Change course setting I think it’s a bunch of garbage. Yes, stronger hitters sometimes get a tee advantage, but not always. Golf is still a game of precision. And if the rulers of the game want to make life harder for the pros (let me tell you, the change ball offer is only for the pros, not the amateurs), there are other ways to stop the bombardment. Since it is next to impossible to lengthen already established courses, the authorities can narrow the fairways, increase the rough, add bunkers and water, and make the pinning more cramped than it is now. These changes will make big hitters think twice before pulling the driver and slapping him down the fairway every time. But even so, golf is fun and everyone enjoys watching a big, fast-paced game. This is interesting to watch, and players will surely enjoy it. I say leave the balls as they are! Dane van Niekerk Well, I didn’t foresee it. It is with sadness that we learned this week of the former captain of the Proteas women’s team. Dane van Niekerk ends his international career. I think we all knew that she was upset and angry that she missed out on qualifying for the T20 World Cup due to a failed trial time trial (which I think is ridiculous by the way) but to retire from international cricket at 29 years seems a bit radical. . Dein van Niekerk has retired from Proteas. Photo: Isuru Samira Peiris/Gallo Images Van Niekerk is a world class cricketer and she certainly has more to show. Without it, Proteus will be worse off. But it’s her decision, and she’ll have her reasons. Finally, on this occasion, I was shocked when I read about Van Niekerke, whom Fox Sports called a “shamed star” in a story they did about the player’s retirement. Van Niekerk rightly questioned the title of the response on Twitter, saying “Sorry?? Shame on the fat man are you serious?? What a shock Fox Sports!! cricket knights And now there will be no first-class cricket in Bloemfontein after The Knights were promoted to the second division this week. in the structure of domestic South African cricket; this, after two seasons of average to poor results, left them in last place in the First Division points table in all competitions. This is very unfortunate for the province and Bloemfontein, who have produced several great cricketers over the years. How will this affect promising schoolchildren and young men; whether they would stay in Bloemfontein and play their cricket there, or consider moving elsewhere, as many rising rugby players did after the Cheetahs broke up. I fear for the future of high-class sports in the Free State. Bloemfontein has great schools, great institutions of higher education, and is a good city, but unfortunately for all sports fans, there is little to celebrate right now.