I know you are finished with your article, but I'll use this thread to discuss another one I thought of yesterday. Again, I am keen on any rule that speeds up play, so this one would help: make it a rule that you once you are on the green you are only allowed to lift, clean, and place your ball one time. Do it once, then putt it out. Yes, we would all have to learn a new putting routine, but the elaborate rituals people go through for a two foot putt, are just dumb. As well as slowing the game. Unless a competitor requests you to mark of course.