Bifurication has long been discussed as a solution to increasing hitting distances in golf. Let's take a closer look
It’s a phrase that gets bandied about – but what is bifurcation in golf?
Let’s start with the formal definition: ‘To divide into two separate parts.’ Pretty simple, but how does this relate to our wonderful game?
When we look at the increases in driving distances in golf it is the professionals and elite amateurs that are gaining the most distance and the quickest. It is not often your average club golfer slogs a drive 300+ yards down the fairway but this is a frequent occurrence on professional tours around the world.
So why should the average golfer have to suffer and use dialled back equipment which would reduce their hitting distance which many argue would decrease their enjoyment.