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R&A shakes up Open Championship qualifying procedures
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, which administers the game throughout the world, save America and Mexico, announced a suite of changes to the ways in which players can qualify for the Open Championship,...
- Posted 176 days ago
Is there legal recourse against the anchored putter ban?
Barring a position reversal by the governing bodies of golf or a dramatic legal challenge to the anchoring rule, the anchored stroke will no longer be permitted at any level on Jan. 1, 2016. The anchoring ban...
- Posted 240 days ago
R&A Chief toes the party line on men-only clubs
R&A Chief Peter Dawson toed the party line at a pre-Open Championship news conference. Regarding the issue of single-sex golf clubs, Dawson laid out a buffet of dubious and predictable quotes in defense of the right of...
- Posted 279 days ago
Does it Mean A Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing?
Golf cultivates a sense of continuity throughout the generations. The rules, the equipment and even the players have evolved. But with a little squinting to blur the differences, players from different centuries can be both treasured and...
- Posted 335 days ago
Anchored putter ban goes through
The clock is ticking for anchored putter users. The USGA and R&A have ruled that rule 14-1B, the ban on anchored putters, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2016. The new rule was proposed on Nov. 28,...
- Posted 337 days ago
The best side-saddle putter in the world
With more than 150 amateur tournament victories, years of USGA tournament experience and a plethora of accolades, Randy Haag is one of America’s top Senior Amateurs. Randy’s trophy shelf includes six Northern California Player of the Year...
- Posted 393 days ago
Tour’s anchored putter explanation doesn’t add up
This week, PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem threw a new ingredient into the potboiler that is the anchored putter debate. Just when it looked like the USGA and the R&A had a clear path to send the broomstick...
- Posted 422 days ago
USGA, R&A propose anchor ban
The USGA and R&A have proposed a change to the Rules of Golf that will prohibit the anchoring of a club in during all strokes, including during putting. The proposed rule will fall under Rule 14-1b, and...
- Posted 499 days ago
Changing St. Andrews: “Like drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa”
It’s a common occurrence: a golf course is cosmetically and strategically altered in preparation for a major championship. The problem? The course in question is The Old Course at St. Andrews, and the modifications—ahead of the 2015...
- Posted 506 days ago
Why do golf’s ruling bodies keep making the game more difficult?
Golf is one of the most difficult games on the planet. So why is it that golf’s ruling bodies, the USGA and R&A, continue to establish new rules that make the game more difficult? The argument is...
- Posted 510 days ago
OEMs weigh in on the anchored putter ban
The USGA and R&A unveiled their proposal to ban anchored putting in a joint press conference Wednesday morning, setting off a fury of discussion in the golf world. The proposed rule is scheduled to go into effect...
- Posted 511 days ago
Op-ed: Banning the anchored stroke is bad for golf
By Ryan David GolfWRX Contributor There has been speculation for over a year now, and we finally have some sort of confirmation. The USGA and the R&A have hinted they will ban the anchored stroke sometime “in...
- Posted 539 days ago
Should belly putters be banned?
By Zach VanDolah GolfWRX Contributor The recent comments made by Tiger Woods during his press conference at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am have added fuel to an already burning fire. Woods got right to the point Tuesday...
- Posted 802 days ago