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Contrary to Popular Belief

February 17th, 2017

This week The R&A and The USGA have published their annual review of driving distance. Not for the first time the findings are contrary to what many commentators believe.

For example, the review states that between 2003 and the end of the 2016 season, average driving distance on five of the seven tours has increased by approximately 1.2%, around just 0.2 yards per year and that the average launch conditions on the PGA TOUR – clubhead speed, launch angle, ball speed and ball backspin – have been relatively stable since 2007.

For readers who would like to study this research in depth I am pleased to provide the opportunity to download the report in full. Just go to our leading story and follow the link towards the end of the report.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

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