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China Golf Association Adopts USGA Course Rating Standards

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:10 Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:03

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Golf has been a global game for decades, a fact that was further underscored by its return to the Olympic Games beginning in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beyond the actual playing of the game in well over 100 countries, the next step in its continued global reach is the adoption of a single set of handicapping and course rating standards, so that a round of golf in Boston, for instance, can be reasonably compared with one in Beijing.

The China Golf Association (CGA) and its provinces recently took an important step in this regard, adopting the USGA Handicap System and its uniform process for determining USGA Course Rating and Slope Rating, which are used to calculate a Handicap Index.

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Reed Ready to Let Emotions Fly in World Match Play

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 23:46 Tuesday, 14 October 2014 23:42

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ASH, England (AP) — With his fist-pumping, spiky exchanges with spectators and brilliant play on the course, Patrick Reed was the standout American player in every sense in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Two weeks on, Reed is back on British soil and ready to let his emotions fly again in the 16-man World Match Play Championship at The London Golf Club.

"Am I going to get as rowdy as I did at the Ryder Cup? Probably not," Reed said.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:48 Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:27

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN

Site: Las Vegas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Summerlin (7,255 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.

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McDowell Out to Match 2013 Success at the Volvo World Match Play Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:05 Tuesday, 14 October 2014 08:57

altASH, England (European Tour) — Graeme McDowell goes into the Volvo World Match Play Championship looking to defend his second title of 2014, although he will have to do so at a different venue to where he won last year's tournament.

The Thracian Cliffs Golf and Beach Resort in Bulgaria hosted the Volvo World Match Play when the Northern Irishman was victorious in May 2013.

Now the famous competition, enjoying its 50th anniversary, has returned to its spiritual home of south-east England with London Golf Club in Kent staging the event.

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Jaidee Eyeing Match Play Title Tilt

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:29 Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:20

Thongchai JaideeThongchai Jaidee is hoping to go one better than last year when he tees up in this week’s Volvo World Match Play Championship, but once again he will be up against a world-class field which boasts five of Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team including the defending champion, Graeme McDowell.

The Thai ace lost to McDowell in the final at Thracian Cliffs Golf and Beach Resort in Bulgaria in last year’s edition of the €2.25million event, which returns to England for the first time since 2007 as the London Golf Club, in Kent, makes its debut as the host venue.

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