Today’s Touch: Some weekend reading

There has been a lot of discussion of late – specifically since the anchored putter debate has come to the forefront – about the rules of golf. Who should follow which set, why are there different governing bodies, and will specific changes cause golf to lose participants are just some of the queries being raised. I have some thoughts on this, but, to come in a later post. For now, check out this piece written for by the CEO of Achushnet Wally Uihlen. An interesting perspective:

The Tom Doak & Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw designed Streamsong Resort in Florida garnered a ton of buzz in late 2012 and early 2013 in the lead up to it’s grand opening. From early reports, the layout is nothing short of spectacular. I’d love to get down there as part of a tantalizing triangle of pure golf – Cabot Links, Bandon Dunes, and Streamsong – but alas, a bucket list item it will stay (for the immediate future at least). In the meantime, there were two great pieces on the destination written this week. One from ScoreGolf’s Rick Young, and the other from Sports Illustrated’s Michael Bamberger. Check out the ScoreGolf piece here: and the Sports Illustrated piece here:

Given the ridiculous weather in the Arizona desert which caused the first round of the WGC-Accenture World Match Play Championship to be postponed – a snow storm(!) – it should come as no surprise that there was criticism for the Tour’s venue choice. This is the second time in three years that there has been a snow delay in what was supposed to be the friendly confines of the southern United States. Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard has a nice take on where and why to change the venue:

We’ll be ‘in touch’ again on Monday. Keep ’em straight.

Oh, and here’s Graeme McDowell doing his best Scott-Smalls-from-The-Sandlot impression –

Graeme MacDowell can’t catch (Source: CBS)

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