Hello BATCADDY Community! In this week's Walk-A-Round, we take a look at LIV Golf; The new golf tour that's stirring the pot. And we ask, What Say You? Are you for LIV Golf, and what it's bringing to professional golf, or not? We see player's like Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, and Graeme McDowell embracing this new format, highlighted by team play, no cuts, shotgun starts, and 54 holes of golf, with team and individual prize purses. On the flip side, 4-time major champion, Rory McIlroy, currently appears to be committed to the PGA Tour, and Tiger Woods turned down, what some say was, a billion dollar offer! That's massive.
At BATCADDY we've been having this debate from both a player and spectator perspective. It's interesting when we take into consideration who we are as a brand and the product we provide. We pay homage to, and are passionate about, walking golf, while on the flip side continuously evolving our product from a technology standpoint. As one colleague said, "We're built on heritage, but always looking towards the future."
"We're built on heritage, but always looking towards the future."
And now we look at the LIV Tour and the PGA Tour. They both share a common thread in which the essence of the game remains intact. However, one looks towards bringing change to the format in which one competes, and with much larger prize purses, which we cannot ignore. For those who embrace LIV Golf, are they turning their back on tradition? For those who deny it, are they challenging progression? It's a topic that strikes conversation in the office, on the golf course, and at home. So, as we approach the 2nd of eight events, LIV Portland, June 30-July 2, at Pumpkin Ridge, we ask, What Say You?
There's change happening all around us, and it appears professional golf is experiencing it as well. Let's strike a healthy conversation amongst our BATCADDY Community and friends. Share your opinion, we would love to hear it!