Nick Price Reacts to Golf Ball Rollback Plans

"Equipment is making all of our great courses redundant."- he said.

by Sead Dedovic
Nick Price Reacts to Golf Ball Rollback Plans
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The Golf Ball Rollback plan has sparked a lot of chatter and debate among golf fans, players, and experts. Essentially, many are reacting negatively to these changes and questioning why there's a need to alter the game's essence. Nick Price, a major figure in golf, shared his views on this 'issue' in an interview with Adam Schupak for Golfweek. Price believes that the root problem lies in the modern equipment used in the game.

“Equipment is making all of our great courses redundant."- he said, as quoted by!

Nick Price is aware that he will cause reactions, and that many will protest against the statements of older golfers. However, Price had a clear explanation;

“You ask any of the old guys – but they’ll say you old guys always complain and this is a new generation and they work a lot harder than you. Well, I can name five guys that are fatter than I am and still hit it 340 yards.

So, don’t give me that yarn just because everyone is working out. A lot of guys are working out, which is great, and they work on the right things and whatever, but the sweet spot on the driver is the size of a peach now. When I was playing it was the size of a pea.”

Mike Whan reacts

USGA CEO Mike Whan recently emphasized that this cannot be a long-term solution, but he certainly considers this a good move. The future will best tell what these changes have brought to the world of golf.

“In the next 15 or 20 years, we’re probably going to be right back to the same distance we are today.”- Whan said.

He certainly believes that these changes could bring positive things globally.

“It’s a step," he said. "A lot of people don’t want to do anything about it.”