The R&A and the USGA have published their annual review of driving distance, a research document that reports important findings on driving distance in golf. Introduced last year, the review examines driving distance data from seven of the major professional golf tours, based on approximately 285,000 drives per year. Data from studies of male and […]
The PGA TOUR Policy Board has acknowledged that the USGA’s ban on anchored strokes, known as Rule 14-1b, will apply to PGA TOUR competitions beginning on January 1, 2016. In making this acknowledgement, the Policy Board also passed a resolution strongly recommending, along with the PGA of America, that the USGA consider extending the time […]
The United States Golf Association (USGA) and The R&A, golf’s governing bodies, have announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b of the Rules of Golf that prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke. The new Rule will take effect on January 1, 2016, in accordance with the regular four-year cycle for changes to the Rules […]
The ongoing controversy surrounding the use of broomstick and belly putters via an ‘Anchored’ stroke took a dramatic turn recently, as golf’s governing bodies announced changes to the Rules of Golf that would prohibit anchoring the club against the body.
Here are some interesting facts and figures from the 112th U.S. Open at the Olympic Club: The Players Among the 156 golfers in the 2012 U.S. Open there are 10 former champions who between them have won the Major 14 times. They are: Angel Cabrera (2007), Michael Campbell (2005), Ernie Els (1994, ’97), Jim Furyk […]
Golf’s governing bodies have relaxed rules regarding wind, hole-in-one prizes, contracts, late starts and more. The United States Golf Association (USGA) and the R&A have announced the publication of the new Rules of Golf for 2012-15. Changes in the Rules – which for the first time have been designed, published and presented jointly by golf’s […]