Golf is a changing. Bubba Watson and Ian Poulter showed that perfect silence is not necessary to play golf. This really is nothing special, athletes in other sports have been performing with the crowd screaming since competitions began. Why should golf be any different? As long as there is no sudden change in noise, there is no reason why you can’t perform well in this environment (sudden noise is a distraction – just think what happens if someone screams in a crowded, but silent, room). I actually think it gives you an advantage – the noise distracts you while your subconscious is free to strike the ball.

The other thing, the screaming and cheering is probably a lot better than the conversations many golfers have going on in their head. The noise should be a welcome distraction.

Many traditionalists won’t be happy but maybe this is the kind of thing needed to give golf a kick in the right direction. If nothing else, it’s refreshing to see some golfers not take things so seriously.

Check out the video below.

What are your thoughts?