A few months back, this caveman spent some time brainstorming on how we should refuel the golf flame. Well, apparently Jack Nicklaus feels the same way. But, I won’t call him a copy cat because he does have a pretty decent idea.
Nicklaus is trying something new to get more people to play golf. He is holding events at his Muirfield Village Golf Club in which the cup will be twice as large and the tournaments only will be 12 holes.
This has spawned because he decided that since fewer people are playing golf, we need to think outside the traditional rules and try something extraordinary in order to give the game more appeal to the younger crowd. And I couldn’t agree more.
His first events took place Labor Day Weekend and involved 8 inch holes instead of hte 4.25 inch traditional ones. But there is a twist. Sure its only 12 holes, but there is a time limit. Players will be required to complete the round in 2.5 hours (150 minutes, thats shorter than the film Independence Day). If they don’t they must suffer the consequences, sure they aren’t dire, but 1 stroke for every 5 minutes over the time frame. One stroke could be the difference between 1st and second place.
So what do you think Rock Heads. I might need to go find some 8 inch cups!