It’s hard to believe, but we are nearing the end of another golfing season. We are concluding our championship season with the Senior Four-Ball Championship in Columbus at Green Island Country Club and Country Club of Columbus. It doesn’t feel like it’s been almost nine months since we kicked off the year with the Four-Ball Tournament, but here we are.
There are a few things in the golfing world that I’ll be watching in 2013. One is the new equipment that comes out. Club manufacturers will begin releasing their new clubs and balls for 2013 soon, and it is always interesting to see what adjustments and improvements they have made to help us hit the ball longer and straighter. I wonder if a company will design a putter to help me make all of my short putts. Anyone?
Speaking of putters, I will be waiting for what the USGA and R&A decide to do about long putters. So many professionals are using belly putters and long putters now, that soon they may just be called putters, and traditional length putters will be known as short putters. We see a fair amount of long putters used in our championships as well. I’m sure those players are anxious to see if anchoring the club to your body will be permitted in 2013.
Finally, I’m looking forward to spending another year in Georgia at many of our great member clubs and with our wonderful players, volunteers and staff. 2012 isn’t over yet, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead!
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