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  • tiger woods usga decision
    A Closer Look At Decision 18/4

    The United States Golf Association and R&A Rules Ltd.– the rule-making bodies of the PGA Tour — announced on Tuesday that players would no longer be penalized when a ball’s movement could only be detected through the...

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    USGA Enters Digital Age With New Rules Decisions

    According to an announcement made Tuesday on the United States Golf Association’s website, 87 changes were made to the decisions on the rules of golf. Fifty-nine decisions were revised, 24 were withdrawn and three new decisions were...

    • Posted 150 days ago
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  • U.S. Open - Round One
    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 237 days ago
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  • Oliver Goss
    U.S. Amateur Semifinals Feature Four Non-U.S. Players

    For the first time in U.S. Amateur history, the 2013 tournament semifinals feature four players with foreign nationalities. Oliver Goss and Brady Watt, two Australian golfers, will meet in one semifinal. In the other, Corey Conners of...

    • Posted 246 days ago
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  • USGA inks U.S. Open broadcast deal with Fox

    That strange sound you are hearing is coming from golf fans who have already heard. Half of them are weeping and cursing the United States Golf Association, and the other half are cheering it for striking a...

    • Posted 254 days ago
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  • Inbee Park 2013 U.S. Women's Open Spotlight
    U.S. Women’s Open Preview

    The early summer debutantes’ ball is nearly in full swing. The USGA brings its first test of championship golf to Sebonack Golf Club, in the guise of the U.S. Women’s Open. A relative newcomer to the dance...

    • Posted 299 days ago
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  • zach johnson merion
    Z. Johnson says Merion is “manipulated”

    The terms “fair” and “unfair” are often voiced during the U.S. Open, as questions circle about the fine line between the two. Zach Johnson used harsher terms. “I would describe the whole golf course as manipulated,” said...

    • Posted 309 days ago
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  • While we're young USGA
    USGA launches “While We’re Young” campaign to combat slow play

    The USGA has recently launched a campaign aimed to help grow the game of golf by improving pace of play on the golf course.  The campaign is called “While We’re Young” after the famous line from Rodney...

    • Posted 311 days ago
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  • us open merion flood
    Report: USGA to lose $10 million on U.S. Open

    It wasn’t an easy decision for the USGA to host a U.S. Open at Merion, a golf course that has about half the land as last year’s U.S. Open venue, the Olympic Club in San Francisco. And...

    • Posted 311 days ago
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    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 334 days ago
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  • Randy Haag
    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 389 days ago
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  • U.S. Public Links
    The USGA comes to its senses with its Publinx decision

    The United States Golf Association has come to its senses on at least one topic. While I’ve been waiting for years for a bit of gender equity (USGA Senior Women’s Open, anyone?) and I don’t agree with...

    • Posted 432 days ago
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  • Slow play
    Opinion: Courses must be proactive to speed up play

    USGA President Glen Nager recently announced that, “Golf needs to act,” concerning the problem of slow play. Slow play is an issue as old as time itself, and the answer to the problem, as it always has...

    • Posted 437 days ago
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  • Adam Scott Long Putter
    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 495 days ago
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  • frustrated golfer
    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 506 days ago
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    A guide to calling in penalties

    I have a confession to make. Well, not really a confession, that would mean I did something wrong. And how could anyone consider what I did the wrong thing? What do you ask? It was me. I...

    • Posted 507 days ago
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  • Keegan Bradley Belly Putter Ban
    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 507 days ago
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    Smartphones and competitive golf

    By Chris Hibler GolfWRX Contributor In a tournament this past weekend I inadvertently opened a can of worms. I asked the tournament director if I was allowed to use my iPhone as a distance measuring device. The...

    • Posted 527 days ago
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  • Keegan Bradley
    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 535 days ago
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    Press Release: Cleveland Golf’s Almost Belly Putter A Perfect Solution In Belly Putter Controversy

    Press Release: There’s so much uncertainty surrounding belly putters right now. The USGA and R&A are discussing whether the act of anchoring putters to the body – a key benefit of the belly – should be banned....

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    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...

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