Category Archives: Rules of Golf

Courage at Santa Ana in Rules of Golf Enforcement

It takes a courageous tournament chairman to DQ the leaders in a high-profile event like a member-guest. But that’s exactly what happened during the 2013 Member-Guest at Santa Ana Golf Club.

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Finally, no USGA Punishment for the Innocent

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.)  Feb. 6, 2012 — The USGA has listened to what golfers have been saying for years – that there were some pretty goofy rules that did little except slow the pace of play and punish the innocent. Among … Continue reading

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USGA Changes Rule on Ball Moved By Wind

(FAR HILLS, N.J.) Oct. 25, 2011 — The USGA and R&A have changed the rule that penalizes a player whose ball is moved by the wind or other natural factors after he grounds his putter.

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USGA’s Groove Rule Applies in 2011 Qualifying

(FAR HILLS, N.J.) Feb. 17, 2011 –The USGA’s condition of competition regarding groove rules applied in 2010 for sectional qualifying (final stage) for the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open will now extend to local qualifying this … Continue reading

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Johnson’s Tardiness Nets 2-shot Penalty

(LOS ANGELES) Feb. 17, 2011 — Dustin Johnson got hit with a 2-shot penalty and narrowly avoided a DQ when his caddie screwed up his start time, USA Today reported. More.

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