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Sunday 18 February 2018

'Just give the players a kick up the arse' - Shane Lowry has perfect plan for new golf rules

Shane Lowry has had his say on proposed rule changes
Shane Lowry has had his say on proposed rule changes

Shane Lowry has had his say on the new proposed golf rules which could be introduced in 2019.

Yesterday the R&A and United States Golf Association announced proposals to make significant changes to the rules of golf, including eliminating numerous penalties and banning caddies from lining up players.

Among the revisions under consideration are reducing the search time for lost balls from five minutes to three in order to speed up play and allowing players to repair spike marks on greens and to drop a ball from any height when taking relief, rather than shoulder-height as currently stipulated.

But Offalyman Lowry has some reservations about the proposed new laws. He shared a series of tweets overnight saying while he liked some of the proposals, he also had issues with some of them.

"How is dropping it 20 inches as opposed to 1 club length gonna speed up play," tweeted Lowry.

"Sounds to me like they are complicating a lot of things. Just give the players a kick up the arse if you want to speed up play."

Always one for taking a humerous approach, Lowry agreed with a fedw ideas that were put to him.

He is whole-heartedly against the introduction of range finders.

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