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Golf Talk Seattle: April 13, 2019

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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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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Rules Ramblings: Episode 2

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Tell us how you really feel! We hit the streets to get your thoughts on the new Rules of Golf.

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Rules Ramblings: Episode 1

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

With a new set of Rules now in effect, we took to the streets to get your opinions on the new Rules of Golf.

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USGA Statement Regarding Amateur Status of Highly Ranked Golfer Lucy Li

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

The USGA Amateur Status Committee has ruled that amateur golfer Lucy Li breached Rule 6-2 of the Rules of Amateur Status

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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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Rules of Golf – Equipment

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

By now you’ve probably heard, the new Rules of Golf are in effect.

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Rules of Golf – Ball at Rest

Friday, January 11th, 2019

New Year, new Rules. Golf’s new Rules are now in effect.

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Golf’s New Rules: Replacing Ball When Original Spot Not Known

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Under the new Rules of Golf, if your golf ball at rest is lifted or moved from it's original spot

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Golf’s New Rules: The Flagstick

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Under the new Rules of Golf, there will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole.

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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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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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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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USGA’s official statement on ruling of Phil Mickelson during third round of U.S. Open

Monday, June 18th, 2018

There appears to be some continued uncertainty about the basis of the ruling with Phil Mickelson during the third round of the 118th U.S. Open

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New Golf Rules are Player-Friendly

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

by Rob Lundgren

Player-friendly. Modern. Sensible. These are the most common responses one hears

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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 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’s Thomas Pagel gives update of Rules modernization at IAGA conference

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The 51st Annual Conference of the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) was held November 5-8, 2017 at the We-Ko-Pa Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Video: 2017: Rules R Us – Ep. 1

Monday, June 12th, 2017

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Rules from the Inside Out

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Two officials from the Pacific Northwest – Barb Trammell, CEO of the Oregon Golf Association; and Dale Jackson, longtime PNGA Board member from Victoria, B.C. – were selected to serve

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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 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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Rules Spotlight: Preferred Lies and/or Winter Rules

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

One of the primary principles of the Rules of Golf is to "play the ball as it lies," which the WSGA strongly recommends in most instances.

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New Local Rule Eliminates Penalty for a Player Who Accidentally Causes a Ball to Move on the Putting Green

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
New USGA Local Rule

The USGA and The R&A have announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved

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Video: Rules R Us!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Rules R Us!

If you could change any of the Rules of Golf, which would one it be and why?

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Video: Rules Rule!

Friday, March 11th, 2016

We asked a few questions about the Rules, and we got a few answers...

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USGA Releases Changes to Handicap System

Monday, November 30th, 2015
Handicap System Changes

In tandem with the 2016 updates to the Rules of Golf, the United States Golf Association has announced revisions to the USGA Handicap System™, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

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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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Podcast: WSGA Championship Podcast #4

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

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R&A and USGA Announce Proposed Rules Change to Prohibit Use of Anchored Strokes

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

PERMITTED: The player is not anchoring because neither the club, the hands nor the forearms are directly in contact with the body. (Photo courtesy USGA)

The Royal & Ancient (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA), golf's governing bodies, have announced proposed changes to the Rules of Golf that would prohibit anchoring the club in making a stroke.

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Podcast: WSGA Championship Podcast #2

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

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Helping Junior Golfers With Expenses – Rules of Amateur Status

Monday, February 1st, 2010

by Bernie Loehr
Director, Amateur Status and Rules of Golf at the USGA

The good news for junior golfers today is that there are many opportunities for them to hone their games by competing against other junior golfers on tours devoted to junior golfers or in local, state and national competitions limited to junior golfers.

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