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NEWS: After Golfer Feedback, Governing Bodies Announce Revisions To Proposed Rules

NEWS: After Golfer Feedback, Governing Bodies Announce Revisions To Proposed Rules

  The feedback period is over, and far from being perfunctory, golf’s ruling bodies actually responded to what they heard on this year-long listening tour. Monday the USGA and R&A announced some substantial changes to the initial rules they floated last March. The new, modernized Rules of Golf, which go…

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Open Playoff Switched From 18 Holes To Two-Hole Aggregate View More
Brooks Koepka looks at his putt on the 72nd hole at the 2017 U.S. Open.

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Open Playoff Switched From 18 Holes To Two-Hole Aggregate

The 18-hole playoff format that has been a part of the U.S. Open men’s golf championship for decades was officially retired – fittingly – on Monday. While some traditionalists will grouse about the change, the USGA’s decision to implement a two-hole aggregate playoff in the event of a tie in…

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…

New Tool From USGA Campaign Aims To Help Courses View More
A new USGA tool can help golf courses determine the least-used parts of the course, which can save on maintenance.

New Tool From USGA Campaign Aims To Help Courses

The USGA has always been at the forefront of scientific research and intricate if not sometimes arcane history. If you want to run down a rabbit hole of info on the four U.S. Opens played at Myopia Hunt Club before 1910, or deep-dive into data-driven analysis on spin ratios, moments…

BREAKING NEWS: New Protocols Will Eliminate Viewer Call-Ins View More
Lexi Thompson was one of several players who fell victim to the ability for viewers to report possible violations. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING NEWS: New Protocols Will Eliminate Viewer Call-Ins

Don’t call. Don’t text. Don’t e-mail. Just go to the fridge, get another beverage, and be a fan.   If you’re watching golf on television and see what you think is a bad drop, an improper ball replacement, a grain of sand being dislodged in a bunker or someone inadvertently…