The USGA is considering several rule changes to make golf more attractive to a larger number of people and speed up play. Nobody likes to spend 6 hours behind a bunch of slowpokes. One major change would be to allow golfers to leave the flagstick in the hole while putting. Wow.

This definitely would speed up play. Estimates range from 15 to 30 minutes or more per 18 holes. Wow is right. For amateurs I think this is a great idea. What do you think?

-- Steve