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New World Handicap System Prepares for Implementation Beginning in 2020

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
World Handicap System

Golf’s new World Handicap System, which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping

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The USGA and The R&A Release Clarification to Rule 4.1b

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The USGA and The R&A have provided a clarification that introduces a Local Rule

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Golf’s New Rules: Relief for an Embedded Ball

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Under the new rules of golf, players may take relief for an embedded ball anywhere in the “general area” (except in sand).

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The USGA And The R&A Release Clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4): Restriction on Caddie Standing Behind Player

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The USGA and The R&A have provided two clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4) regarding restrictions on caddies standing behind players, which take effect immediately.

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USGA and The R&A Release 2018 Driving Distance Report

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Jan. 29, 2019) – The USGA and The R&A have released the 2018 Annual Driving Distance Report

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Global ranking for golfers with disabilities to launch in 2019

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Global ranking for golfers with disabilities to launch in 2019

The USGA and R&A will administer a global ranking for golfers with disabilities, which will help to grow participation and competition around the world and to promote inclusivity

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USGA and R&A finalize limits on use of green-reading materials

Monday, October 15th, 2018
USGA and R&A finalize limits on green-reading materials

The USGA and R&A have published the finalized interpretation on the use of green-reading materials in golf, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

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USGA and R&A Invite Global Golf Community to Share Perspectives and Relevant Data on Distance in Golf

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

A global online questionnaire and data-gathering exercise on distance in golf has been launched by the USGA and R&A as part of the Distance Insights project.

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Golf’s modernized Rules and new Player’s Edition published

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Golf's modernized Rules and Player's Edition published

Golf’s new Rules have been published by the USGA and The R&A ahead of their effective date of January 1, 2019.

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The USGA and The R&A to Engage Global Golf Community in Distance Insights Project

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
World Handicapping System

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. AND ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (Aug. 14, 2018) - In an effort to thoroughly inform the Distance Insights project through the lens of the global golf community

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USGA and R&A announce plans to limit use of green-reading materials beginning in 2019

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
World Handicapping System

The USGA and The R&A are proposing regulations regarding the use of green-reading materials, reaffirming the need for a player to read greens based on their own judgment

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Ryan Moore returns to Scotland for his eighth Open Championship

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
Ryan Moore set to compete in British Open

by Garrett Johnston

Cascade Christian grad Ryan Moore of Puyallup, Wash. heads to Scotland next week for the oldest championship in golf, The Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links.

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USGA and R&A Launch Golf’s Global Distance Insights Project

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

The USGA and the R&A have launched a comprehensive project to analyze distance in golf and gather perspectives from the worldwide golf community.

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Golf’s Modernized Rules Released

Monday, March 12th, 2018
Golf's Modernized Rules Released

The United States Golf Association and The Royal & Ancient have unveiled the new Rules of Golf, to be implemented January 1, 2019.

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USGA and R&A Release 2017 Distance Report

Monday, March 5th, 2018

The Royal & Ancient and the United States Golf Association have completed the annual review of driving distance in golf

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Golf’s new World Handicap System designed to welcome more golfers; feedback period begins

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Golf's new World Handicap System (WHS)

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Royal & Ancient (R&A) have announced key features of the

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USGA and R&A to adopt new protocol for video review; will eliminate scorecard penalty

Monday, December 11th, 2017
USGA and R&A to adopt new protocol for video review

A working group led by the USGA and R&A has unanimously agreed to adopt a new set of protocols for video review when applying the Rules of Golf.

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USGA and R&A Receive Extensive Feedback in Global Program to Modernize Golf’s Rules

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
USGA and R&A set to Begin Rules of Golf Review Process

FAR HILLS, N.J., USA and ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (September 7, 2017) -The USGA and The R&A have received comments on the proposed new Rules

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New Rules of Golf Decision Limits Use of Video Review, Effective Immediately

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
USGA Limits Use of Video Replay

The USGA and R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately.

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USGA and R&A Work with Handicap Authorities to Develop a Single World Handicap System

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Driving Distance Study

The USGA and R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game.

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USGA and R&A announce proposed changes to modernize golf’s Rules; asking for feedback

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Modernizing the Rules of Golf

The USGA and the R&A have unveiled a preview of proposed new Rules of Golf, as part of a joint initiative to modernize the Rules

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USGA and R&A Publish Research on Driving Distance for 2016

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Driving Distance Study

The United States Golf Association and Royal & Ancient have published their annual review of driving distance, a research document that reports important findings on driving distance in golf.

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From the Masters: Announcement About Golf in the Olympics

Monday, April 11th, 2016
Golf in Olympics

At Augusta National during Masters week, it was announced that the men and women gold medalists in golf at the upcoming Olympics in Rio will earn exemption

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USGA Recaps Industry Takeaways from Pace and Innovation Symposium

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Pace and Innovation

The United States Golf Association (USGA) hosted 125 industry experts Jan. 19-20 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, Calif., for the Association's Pace and Innovation Symposium.

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USGA and R&A Announce Changes to “Decisions on the Rules of Golf”

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Rules of Golf

Revised Every Two Years, the Decisions Provide Greater Clarity for Golfers

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