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USGA Propose to Limit the Driver length to 46"

By Gisle Solhaug |

The USGA and the R&A just issued an Area of Interest Notice proposing that the Driver length shall be limited to 46" plus 1/2" allowance for grip.  This is in an attempt to avoid further increases in driving distance.  Tall people with short arms will need a special permit to play longer clubs.  Personally, I think this will complicate the rules further.  If it is not broken, why fix it?

Here is the letter from the USGA.

 

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