I am a little shocked that people have concerns about a 15' cup. I get that it is a change in the game as a golfing community the majority of us don't like change but this could really boost play. We allow our kids to use a batting tee when they are learning baseball, we allow training wheels when learning how to ride a bike, we allow time for people to learn their job before throwing them into the fire, why would this not apply here?
We like our game how it is. This isn't to say there are people in the FJC that are like this but here is a perfect example: I was teaching a friend of mine to play golf last year (he is a former soldier and was wounded in Iraq and had some issues with his left arm), he loves the game but due to injury he has pain in his left arm when hitting the ball when it's lying on the ground, no issues hitting off a tee. The doctors believed it's nerve issues that would pass in time. So we hit at the range for a month or so then we went out and played a round at a short 9 hole course that is known for being open to juniors on a Monday afternoon, there may have been 3 other cars in the parking lot that day. I let him tee the ball up on every shot because it allowed him to play faster and he was having a lot more fun, which is the goal. Wouldn't you know it a group 2 holes ahead of us, on the opposite side of the course drove their cart over to chew him out about how he can't do that and he is not playing the game right. I was on the other side of the fairway, hitting when this happened. I noticed the situation and walked over to hear one guy tell my buddy to "get off his course if you are going to play like that." My buddy is a nice guy and was out of his element, he didn't know wha to say, I was not. I went over and ripped those 4 guys up and down, explained to them the situation, and invited them all to the parking lot to continue the chat if they felt it was such a crime to allow my buddy to tee the ball up wherever he wanted. Even after explaining the situation one of them still said he shouldnt tee the ball up all the time, "it's not right" in his words. Whose to say its right or wrong? Clearly not those guys, who respectfully declined my invite to the parking lot :).
I know change can be hard sometimes, but I believe there is room in our game for larger cups.
Side note, my buddy is still playing golf and so far this year, 3 rounds in he is able to hit off the grass with no tee without any pain.