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Tour Chief Wants the Same Equipment for All Golfers


Golf enthusiasts are still waiting from the governing bodies of the golf sport with regards to the use of long putters. Many are curious on what the final decision will be – whether the equipment will finally be banned or not.

However, European Tour Chief Executive George O’Grady has been vocal about his opinion saying, “Speaking personally on behalf of the Tour, one of our great facets is that we are connected to the game that every amateur can play as well. We could go separately. I would urge the Tour to follow the rules as laid down by the governing bodies.”

O’Grady is a prominent person in the world of golf and has been encouraging the pros not to take drastic actions even if the decision would not conform to their wishes. He also looks forward to see the professional golfers playing their games with the same rules and equipment, just how any other golfer does. O’Grady also admits that the year has been filled with lots of discussion between the concerned parties including the United States Golf Association (USGA), the Royal and Ancient Club (R&A), as well as the PGA Tour.

He also emphasized that the USGA and R&A, golf’s two rule-making bodies, have to do what they believe is right for the game. “The view of our leading members and our players must be listened to, but I haven’t heard one of our members want to break away at the moment. They want to be connected to the game,” he concluded.

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