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NEWS: USGA Discontinues State Team Championships

NEWS: USGA Discontinues State Team Championships

After a 22-year run, the USGA State Team Championships will be retired at the end of this year. “The USGA continually evaluates its championships and the way in which they are conducted,” said Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee chairman. “The decision to discontinue the State Team Championships follows a thorough…

NEWS: USGA’s Davis Says ‘Variable-Distance Golf Ball’ Could Be in Future Plans View More
Shinnecock Hills will play 2,000 yards longer at next year's U.S. Open than it did in 1896. Photo Credit: Action Images / Brandon Malone

NEWS: USGA’s Davis Says ‘Variable-Distance Golf Ball’ Could Be in Future Plans

Imagine if golf balls were tailored specifically to golfers and courses. A scratch player could use a ball that goes shorter and could play with others of lesser ability from closer tees. Courses that are now considered short for the pros could be preserved instead of lengthened and altered. This…

BREAKING NEWS: USGA, R&A Propose Modernized Rules Of Golf View More
Simpler and more user-friendly rules have been proposed by the USGA and R&A. Photo Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING NEWS: USGA, R&A Propose Modernized Rules Of Golf

It took a while, but after five years of work, the USGA and R&A on Wednesday announced their long-awaited modernization proposal for the Rules of Golf, a number of common-sense changes that should make the rules easier to understand and more intuitively fair. Under the proposed code, the number of…

QUICK TAKE: DeChambeau Abandons Sidesaddle Putting Stroke, Blames USGA View More
Bryson DeChambeau (Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: DeChambeau Abandons Sidesaddle Putting Stroke, Blames USGA

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Bryson DeChambeau is not accustomed to losing, and that is the adversity he currently faces in his first full PGA Tour season. His past five events have included four missed cuts and one withdrawal, for which he was called out last week at the Genesis Open….

NEWS: Bob Ford Selected as 2017 Bob Jones Award Recipient

NEWS: Bob Ford Selected as 2017 Bob Jones Award Recipient

Golf’s quintessential PGA professional will receive the USGA’s highest honor. Bob Ford, the former head pro at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club and Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla., will be recognized with the Bob Jones Award presented annually to an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect…

Penalty Eliminated for Accidentally Causing a Ball to Move on the Green View More
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Penalty Eliminated for Accidentally Causing a Ball to Move on the Green

One of golf’s more controversial rules has received a needed makeover. The USGA and the R&A announced Thursday the introduction of a local rule eliminating the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the green. The rule will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017 and will be implemented in…