Posts tagged with: "R&A"

NEWS: USGA, R&A Propose Limits On Green-Reading Materials View More
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NEWS: USGA, R&A Propose Limits On Green-Reading Materials

The USGA and the R&A are proposing regulations regarding the use of green-reading materials, reaffirming the need for a player to read greens based on their own judgment, skill and ability, the associations announced in a release on Tuesday. The announcement, which had been expected, comes in response to the…

QUICK TAKE: Driver Test Shows R&A Continuing To Monitor Distance View More
Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A, discusses equipment testing during a new conference Wednesday at the Open Championship. REUTERS/Paul Childs

QUICK TAKE: Driver Test Shows R&A Continuing To Monitor Distance

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | Read into it what you will that the R&A requested 30 players bring their drivers to an on-site testing facility at the Open Championship. Is it purely a matter of curiosity? Or is the R&A looking for something specific as the distance discussion continues to percolate? Might…

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…