The R&A and USGA have agreed to adopt a new set of protocols that will eliminate viewer call-ins of rule infractions and the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour, Ladies European Tour and PGA of America are all on board. The release is here.
The USGA and the R&A have issued a new decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately. The two organizations have also established a working group of LPGA, PGA Tour, European Tour, Ladies European Tour and PGA of America representatives to immediately begin a comprehensive […]
The USGA and R&A have announced changes that would simplify and reduce the number of main rules and definitions from 34 to 24. The governing bodies will allow for a six-month comment period with a proposed implementation date of Jan. 1, 2019. Highlights include: Elimination or reduction of “ball moved” penalties: There will be no […]
What many expected would happen at last week’s USGA annual meeting didn’t take place at all, unless you count a prediction that an announcement expected next month will be well worth the wait. That’s nothing new in golf, an industry in which every announcement promises to be a game-changer, that is until the next proclamation […]
The R&A has introduced a new manual for clubs and golfers with suggestions on how to improve pace of play in three key areas, including management, course set-up and player behaviour. The manual will be distributed to organizations around the world. To take a look, click here.
The R&A and United States Golf Association announced the publication of the 2016 edition of the Rules of Golf that come into effect on Jan. 1. Among the more significant changes are the withdrawal of a rule on a ball moving after address, a limited exception to the disqualification penalty for the submission of an […]
As I mentioned in this blog last week, the R&A has just announced the results of a recently-completed pace of play survey. You can read the results of that survey here. There are also plans to hold an industry forum on the subject later this year, but as mentioned in the previous blog, it’s no […]
The past few years, we’ve seen some well-intentioned discussions about the state of the golf industry at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, including the Golf 2.0 forum in 2012 that you can read about here. Golf 2.0 had some interesting opinions from Jack Nicklaus among others, but not much has been said about it […]
Compared to what the company originally anticipated, sales decreased, but earnings were higher as Callaway announced its first quarter financial results last week. You can read the company release here … Over 56,000 responses came in from 122 countries to a pace of play survey conducted by the R&A, which plans an industry forum on […]
The R&A has published a report detailing what it calls a precise number of golf facilities around the world. The report, produced by the National Golf Foundation in the U.S. over four years, states that by the end of 2014, there were 34,011 golf facilities in 206 countries around the world with 79 per cent […]