My comment about distance not being the issue relates to wedges, not the full set of clubs. I totally agree that the distance of clubs / shafts / balls is totally out of control today. I am in my mid 50's and can hit the ball farther today than I could when I was in my 30's. The combination of balls, irons with stronger lofts and perimeter weighting make the old 6,000 yard golf courses a pitch and putt. I saw an old Shell's World of Golf the other day, Sam Snead versus someone of that era playing at Pine Valley, one of the top courses in the world, even today. On the par fours that were 425, they were hitting a 245 yard drive and a 180 yard 2 iron or 3 wood. Often on the longer par 3's they were hitting 3 woods. The driver and ball of today add 30 to 40 yards at least making it necessary to stretch the courses to 7500 yards or longer. It is almost insulting to watch the pros play a course like Harbour Town in Hilton Head, SC which is a par 71 and about 6900 yards and shoot 18 to 20 under par. This course was built by Pete Dye in 1969 and at the time one of the more difficult on the tour with the tight fairways and small greens. It has been stretched out as far as possible today and unless the balls or clubs are somehow limited, it soon will not be a viable tour site. The PGA tour needs to work to protect the traditional golf courses and not make them be stretched to 8000 yards to attempt to protect par. Much like the softball leagues did years ago, maybe a restricted flight ball would be the answer.