5 potential golf rules changes that are so crazy they’re genius

The original rules of golf date all the way back to 1744.

Twitter stirred the sports pot with a pretty brilliant idea on Monday. They asked sports fans to offer, simply, one rule change to their favorite sport.

Golf, being a sport that loves its rules, has ample opportunity to make some out-of-the-box tweaks to shake things up. I even offered a suggestion myself, which I’m pleased to say would both make golf more entertaining and also solve the ongoing distance problem.

But I wasn’t the only one. There was this rather hilarious suggestion, which is a full-on embrace of the chaos.

And this one from Robert Hanlon is actually kind of genius. Goodbye, grandstopping!

My favorite thing about this suggestion is the idea off watching Chez Reavie hit 350 yard drives.


And this one is actually the most sensible, useful potential change of the lot.

There’s a bunch of hilarious suggestions that stem far beyond, so give the tweet a click and check out some of the replies.

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Luke Kerr-Dineen

Golf.com Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.