Posts tagged with: "R&A"

Q&A: Martin Slumbers On The R&A Women in Golf Charter View More
Martin Slumbers (left) receives the Claret Jug from 2015 champion Zach Johnson ahead of the 2016 Open Championship. (REUTERS/Paul Childs Picture Supplied by Action Images)

Q&A: Martin Slumbers On The R&A Women in Golf Charter

Martin Slumbers, the chief executive of the R&A, spoke with The Post’s Lewine Mair on the day he announced the R&A’s first Women in Golf Charter, an initiative which aims to inspire “an industry-wide commitment to developing a more inclusive culture with golf around the world, and to enable more women and…

NEWS: World Handicap System To Become Effective In 2020 View More
The World Handicap System will make it easier for all golfers to have a handicap. (Photo Credit: USGA)

NEWS: World Handicap System To Become Effective In 2020

It shouldn’t but it will catch a lot of people by surprise. On January 1, 2020, the entire golf world will convert to a single handicap system, the USGA and R&A announced Tuesday morning. Both ruling bodies will administer this worldwide system, which will allow for uniform amateur competitions. There…

NEWS: R&A Intent on Modernizing Golf While Honoring Past View More
Martin Slumbers poses with Henrik Stenson prior to last year's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. (Photo Credit: Paul Childs, Reuters)

NEWS: R&A Intent on Modernizing Golf While Honoring Past

For years, it was said that one of golf’s greatest strengths lay in the fact that professionals and amateurs were playing the same game with the same equipment. Now it looks as if the time is not too far away when the professionals could be using a tournament ball of…

NEWS: Putting Regulations At The Fore Again View More
Bernhard Langer's putting style has been cleared by the USGA and R&A. (Photo Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by Action Images)

NEWS: Putting Regulations At The Fore Again

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | If not quite literally, putters seldom fail to rear their heads at an R&A pre-Open media conference and today was no exception. To no-one’s surprise, there was a return to the subject of whether Bernhard Langer and Scott McCarron could be anchoring their long putters and thereby…

NEWS: Detailed Greens Maps Being Reviewed View More
Hideki Matsuyama looks over his greens map book earlier this year. (Photo Credit: Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports)

NEWS: Detailed Greens Maps Being Reviewed

Now that they’re in the business of acting quickly, the USGA and the R&A may soon limit or take away the use of detailed greens map now being used by so many Tour players. It’s become an almost routine part of the game these days – players mark their balls…