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I LOVED last week's venue [...].

I LOVED last week's venue for the Hero Indian Open - it was like a throwback to the 1980s.

Totally tree-lined and playing just under 7,000 yards, the style of golf the Delhi course encouraged was a joy to watch.

It was certainly a welcome contrast to the power game we have been reduced to watching week in, week out on both tours.

No fewer than 45 players who teed it up in Delhi didn't have a driver in their bag.

Shot making and ball control were key and it was great to see a change in emphasis.

Maybe the time has come for the sport's administrators to step in and rule that a decent percentage of courses should be a certain style and length.

You might argue that some of the top pros will go around shorter courses in 10-under, but so what? The game should be about records and entertainment.

The risk and reward from tighter courses also teaches a player a wider array of skills. If we continue creating monster courses, I fear we'll lose the soul of the game.

We should give players with artistry, imagination and guile a platform to play upon.

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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion Column
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 23, 2016
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