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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...
- Posted 111 days ago
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 Fifty-nine decisions were revised, 24 were withdrawn and three new decisions were...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 112 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 198 days ago
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 208 days ago
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 216 days ago
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 261 days ago
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 271 days ago
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 272 days ago
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 273 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 295 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 351 days ago
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 393 days ago
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 399 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 457 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 468 days ago
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 469 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 469 days ago
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 488 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 497 days ago