Originally Posted by JoakimBL
But is it really a problem if you need high speed video to determine if it's "legal" or not? If it's to close to call, you can't call it and so be it. I don't see the big problem. It's hardly a huge advantage to the player, .....
I see it 180 degrees differently. If I need high speed video to enforce the rules, I see it as a problem. I mean, I've never needed high speed video to enforce the putting rules within 10 meters.
As to the advantage, it is not a big deal to me, but I do think it is an advantage. Just witness how many people fixate over whether it is outside 10 meters (which is wrongly assumed to be 30 feet to most players I play with, btw). I think these people definitely feel it is an advantage, thus their fixation and the lengthy, non-precise step-offs I routinely witness.
Honestly, I do think the difficulty of proper enforcement is enough to justify the change, but I want it changed for other reasons. I do view the 35 foot jump putt as a crutch for some players. I also find it extremely annoying when certain players are always inquiring if they are "outside." Mainly, the sport has gotten too easy for the best players, and this proposal would toughen it up a bit, and force them too learn new skills.