stuffed with fur or feathers around the links courses where the game first originated.

It's safe to argue that those early adopters would hardly recognize the sport today, which involves clubs and balls

composed of metals and other materials that weren't even known when the first games were played.

Although numerous technological advancements have transformed golf over the years, the USGA and R&A earlier

this month suggested that science may have gone too far when they unveiled a proposal that would force

force "elite" players to use a modified golf ball that would limit their tee-to-green distance.

The pros who compete at the highest level of the sport haven't exactly accepted that plan with open arms.

The proposed regulation change was called "atrocious" by renowned distance expert Bryson DeChambeau,

and Justin Thomas agreed, saying the groups were "trying to create a solution for a problem that doesn't exist."