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Golf Channel Reveals All-Female Cast for Big Break Florida

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 23:08 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 23:00

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ORLANDO, Florida — Golf Channel's popular Big Break reality competition series returns Monday, February 24, 2014 featuring an all-female cast hoping to take the next step in their professional golf careers by competing for more than $175,000 in cash and prizes — the largest collection of prizes in series history — and an opportunity to play on the LPGA Tour.

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Revision Approved to USGA Handicap System™

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:53 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:49

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USGA

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.

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Alan Palmer Elected to PGA of BC Board of Directors

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:20 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:05

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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.

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New ‘Groove’ Rule As It Relates to British Columbia Golf Events

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 02:56 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 02:49

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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.

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The R&A, Masters, and the USGA Announce Formation of the Latin America Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 21:26 Thursday, 23 January 2014 21:18

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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.

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