15 Apr '14, 8pm

Could a 15-inch hole be the answer to golf's growth problem? @hackgolforg aims to find out:

Bobby Jones once suggested that the most important distance in this bedeviling game is the space between your ears. But maybe the measurement that really matters is the diameter of the hole. The thought occurred to me early this week as I surveyed a birdie putt at the Oconee Course at Reynolds Plantation outside Atlanta. You know that feeling when you’re studying a 10-foot, downhill slider, flooded with the certainty that you’re going to drain it? Me neither. At least not until recently, and I suppose I had Mark King to thank. The CEO of TaylorMade Golf, King has gained a name as a Copernican thinker, a challenger to golf’s conventional ways. He was also the driving force behind the 15-Inch Cup, the inaugural event I played in Monday where the tees were up, the pins were placed in welcoming positions and the holes all looked as big as buckets because, well, they were. Ment...

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