Lee Trevino reacts to a golf-ball rollback: I have mixed emotions



by SEAD DEDOVIC

Lee Trevino reacts to a golf-ball rollback: I have mixed emotions
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Lee Trevino, a golf legend was a guest on GOLF's Subpar podcast. The golf scene has been experiencing big changes lately, and one of the latest changes is the ball rollback. The reactions are mixed, but it seems that there are many more negative ones. Trevino stressed that he has mixed emotions.

“Well you know I have mixed emotions about what they’re trying to do to it right now. They’re a little bit upset about… they’re thinking that the golf courses are not long enough.”- Trevino said, as quoted by golf.com!

Lee Trevino's view

However, Trevino is a person who believes that the golf ball is not to blame. He highlighted two factors brought by modern golf: The fact is that golfers today are much stronger and train more. In addition, golf golf-clubs are different than they used to be. When such a parallel is drawn, then one can really see that there is a lot of truth in Trevino's words. 

“These guys are trained, they’re bigger, they don’t have any fat on them like me. They’re bigger guys, they’re taller, they hit it so far. And the way that the golf clubs are manufactured, they’re made stronger. All of these clubs that they’re hitting now… you’re sitting at home and the guy’s got 167 yards. What’s he hitting? He’s got a wedge out. And you’re saying, ‘What? A wedge?’ We were hitting 6-irons 165."- he continued

Trevino also highlighted the problem of manufacturers.  He doesn't understand why people are panicking.

“But the problem is manufacturers have been able to manufacture golf clubs to where they have less loft, but the way that the cavity back is constructed and because the clubs are hollow they have a little bit of a trampoline effect now, and the ball gets high and it goes farther. And everyone’s starting to panic about ‘oh we got to make the golf courses longer.'”

Modern golf will certainly experience many more changes in the coming period, given that the governing bodies want to improve golf and attract even more attention to the sport.