The DP World Tour’s ability to serve up hilarious and entertaining videos on social media is without peer in professional golf, yet sometimes their work is just plain informative. And intriguing.

Take this clip of Ken Brown at Muthaiga Golf Club, the venue of this week’s Magical Kenya Open. Brown won the Kenya Open 41 years ago on the then-European Tour and is on-site this week as part of the TV coverage of the DP World Tour stop.

He takes us through the astonishing difference in yardage books in 2024 versus 1983 in this revealing look at just one of the ways in which professional golf has become more sophisticated:

It’s fascinating stuff from Brown, including how he mentions that players would corroborate on their measurements to refine their yardage books, which look positively archaic in comparison to today’s version. The difference in the appearance of the golf course as Brown describes it also tells us how far agronomy – even in Nairobi – has come.

It certainly got the attention of at least one tour stalwart, who has a tremendous idea: