Amateur Golfers Feeling Left Out as PGA Professionals Dominate the Sport

There are opposing views on the golf ball rollback. Some are for it while others, like Canadian professional golfer Mackenzie Hughes, are against it. “Golf is about the masses, not the 0.1% of golfers that can hit the ball far. We want to make it easier and more fun for amateurs, not the other way around. Hopefully this decision is not the final say on this,” he said.
Rory McIlroy also expressed a different view, pointing out the existing differences in equipment from professionals to recreational players. Martin Slumbers, the head of R&A, said, “There are only three options: We can bifurcate; you change the whole game; or you do nothing. And doing nothing is not an option,” indicating the need for change.