National: What's New
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:53 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:49
The USGA Handicap System continues to evolve for the more than 10 million golfers worldwide who have a Handicap Index®, which allows for any player to compete equitably on any golf course.
As part of a continuing commitment to support the new 2014-2015 “Decisions on the Rules of Golf” and in coordination with its Decision 14-3/18 on the appropriate use of distance-measuring devices, the USGA Handicap Committee recently approved a revised Handicap Decision, 5-1e/2, to be effective in 2014, prior to the next scheduled update of the USGA Handicap System in 2016.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:20 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:05
Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club's Head Professional Alan Palmer has been elected by his peers. Alan brings to the PGA of BC, a wealth of knowledge and experience that is sure to benefit members in many different aspects.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 02:56 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 02:49
Susan White (British Columbia Golf)
Seems the question-of-the-day is around amateur events and the “groove rule.” The governing bodies implemented the rule relative to groove and punch mark specifications, which came into effect January 1, 2010. At the time, they provided reasonable recommendations as to how the Condition should be rolled out.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 21:26 Thursday, 23 January 2014 21:18
The R&A, The Masters Tournament, and the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced the formation of the Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC), a new amateur golf event aimed at stimulating growth and inspiring even greater interest in the game throughout South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The Founding Partners – with cooperation from the Argentina Golf Association, the 2015 host golf association – will support all aspects in the organisation and execution of the event.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 21:43 Wednesday, 22 January 2014 21:27
Australian golf legend Greg Norman will once again be a global brand ambassador for Cobra Golf, collaborating on product development and sporting Cobra clubs at a variety of appearances, tournaments and events.
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