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Video: SCGA Rules Crew – Removing Loose Impediments (Rule 23)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:51 Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:41

alt(British Columbia Golf) — All golfers encounter leaves, sticks, and other debris that sits in, around or on their ball after hitting a shot.

But just what are we allowed to to about that? How far can you go in ‘cleaning’ the area around your ball so it doesn’t cause your next shot to rocket off in a ridiculous direction?



From The Fairway: Woods To Be Lead Designer For Chicago Golf Project

Last Updated on Monday, 19 December 2016 06:57 Monday, 19 December 2016 06:42

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

CHICAGO, Illinois — Tiger Woods has reportedly agreed to be the lead golf course designer for a $30 million project on the South Side of Chicago that would give the area championship facilities with hopes of attracting a top-level PGA TOUR event.

The Chicago Tribune reported Friday that the renovation of Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses would include an 18-hole championship course, and either a short course or a par 3 course.

“This project can create incredible possibilities for the community on the South Side,” Woods said in a statement by TGR Design released to the newspaper. “We want to design a course that everyone will enjoy.”



Penalty To Be Waived For Accidental Ball Movement On Green

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 December 2016 20:55 Sunday, 11 December 2016 20:47

Dustin Johnson at the 2016 U.S. OpenCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Golf’s governing bodies have responded to Dustin Johnson’s penalty at the U.S. Open by introducing a local rule that will waive the one-shot penalty if a ball moves on the putting green by accident.

The local rule, effective in January, applies only to accidental movement on the putting green of the golf ball and a ball marker.



From The Fairway: A Look At The Vision Behind TGR Design

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 06:10 Thursday, 08 December 2016 05:39

Tiger WoodsJUPITER, Florida (Byron Bell/TGR Design) — As TGR Design marks its 10th year, President Bryon Bell spent some time thinking about where they’ve been and where they are headed. Back in 2006, Bell worked for Tiger’s foundation leading operations, including the design of the 14-acre golf facility at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California. Once Bell transitioned to TGR Design, he spent time with the world’s leading architects to understand as much as he could about their craft.



Paralympic Golf Handicapped By Lack Of Recognition

Last Updated on Monday, 21 November 2016 22:59 Monday, 21 November 2016 12:00

by Jim Claggett
altFans of athletics were treated to several weeks of great performances from athletes around the world as the Olympics and Paralympics took over the airwaves from Rio this past summer.
No matter what games you were watching you saw outstanding efforts from athletes in swimming, track and field, archery, cycling, volleyball, basketball and golf. Oh, wait a minute. There wasn’t any golf played in the Paralympic games. A huge oversight.



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