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USGA Rules Revision Draws Criticism

The USGA announced a revision to Section 5-1e of the Rules of Golf indicating the seven instances in which a score is unacceptable for posting for official handicap purposes. Below is a summary of when you can’t post a score:

The most notable change on this list is the fact golfers must play alongside someone else for their scores to be counted. This has drawn criticism from many golfers, including those who may not be able to play with others on a regular basis.

Other golfers brought up additional issues with the change, including the problem of someone having to leave while the round is in progress.

And then there is the issue of golf being a game of integrity while being unwilling to trust someone to keep an accurate score on their own.


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