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From the Fairway: Musings from the Masters

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:04 Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:51

Bubba Watson

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

AUGUSTA, Georgia — The moment doesn't get much bigger than this — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

Too bad this wasn't the Masters.

This was a week earlier at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth were merely spectators. The stage belonged to Patrick Welch of Providence, R.I, and he made the final putt on the 18th green to win the 14-15 age division for boys.



Giving Back Through Golf – One Swing At A Time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:55 Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:44

Gayle Moss (


Did you know that golf raises more money for charity than all other sports combined?

For those of us who love the game, this doesn't come as a big surprise. But the act of giving isn't reserved for the wealthy or the professional associations that run major tournaments.

Many golfers give back without most of us ever hearing about it — golfers like Ginny Golding at the University Golf Club (UGC) in Vancouver.

Ginny Golding, recognized as the Best Golf Coach in BC in 2010 by Best of Vancouver Magazine is celebrating her 65th birthday by playing 65 holes of golf on June 23, 2014 at UGC.



From the Fairway: Course Set-Up – General Principles When Running a Competition

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 20:28 Monday, 14 April 2014 20:19


(R&A) Course set-up is an important aspect of running a competition and in this new series of articles, we will examine the key points that a Committee should focus on.

Future articles will look at more specific areas of course set-up, i.e. teeing grounds, bunkers, and the area that receives the most attention, the putting green and hole locations.

In the first of this series, we look at the course set-up general principles.



From the Fairway: Golf Rules on Tour

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 March 2014 22:09 Sunday, 30 March 2014 21:37

Rory McIlroy

(R&A) There have been several high-profile Rules cases in the first few months of 2014.

Here are few of these Rules explained:



From the Fairway: Golf Ball Rules and Conformance Testing – Q&A

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 01:06 Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:55


(R&A) What are the specifications relating to the golf ball? What is the List of Conforming Golf Balls? Do practice and refurbished golf balls conform to the Rules? Claire Bates (Assistant Director – Equipment Standards) explains…



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