The people who run golf often seem like stuffy reactionaries trying to preserve ancient hegemony and its patrician ways.
Which, to a large extent, they are.
However, this can bring with it some welcome side effects.
One appears in a rule change that the game's rulers hope will keep technology a club-length away.
Golf, you see, has some stickly rules. One states that your ball can't move after you've addressed it or while you're removing loose debris around it.
However, viewers at home would use their DVRs and HDTVs to call into major tournaments and complain that a ball had moved. This was especially unfair to the more famous players, as they're more often on TV.… Read more