I was just reading an article that the European PGA next June will allow just 40 seconds for a player to make a shot. If not he will be shown a yellow card (warning) and then subsequently a Red card which will be deemed a 1 shot penalty.
One of the things i truly enjoy about watching golf is some of the amazing shots they make. And a lot of them take longer than 40 seconds to formulate. So can someone explain to me this obsession with a lot of people (public), rule makers and heck even golf courses i go to, with this "speed golf" mentality. What difference does it make if a round on TV, or even on the course take 4 hours and 20 minutes as opposed to 4:10 minutes? especially if it means we miss out on some amazing golf? Both on TV and or your local course.