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Search results for "USGA"

Dec 9th, 2016 Article

R&A and USPGA eliminate ball moving penalty rule

The R&A and the USGA have announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. And Dustin Johnson for one is delighted. 

Jul 14th, 2017 Article

Attempts to move US Women's Open

President Trump's New Jersey based golf course was selected to host this years U.S. Women's Open back in 2012. At the time, this didn't seem to cause much contention. But it now emerges that threats of legal from the Trump stopped any later thoughts of changing the venue in their tracks.

Jul 7th, 2017 Article

Bernhard Langer releases statement

Bernhard Langer has issued a statement with the USGA , following accusations that he is using a banned anchored putting stroke.

Jun 7th, 2016 Article

Driving distances up 1%

The R&A and the USGA have released a piece of research that reports on important facts on driving distance in professional golf. And the big surprise is that driving has not grown massively - at all. Here are the findings.

Nov 13th, 2020 Article

Nicklaus and Player stoke up the ball debate

An 80-year-old Jack Nicklaus and the ever-youthful looking Gary Player, 85 hit the ceremonial opening tee shots to open the Masters Tournament at a dank and gloomy early morning at Augusta. “I believe they probably would have brought it back this year if it wasn’t for Covid, or at least they would have thought about it or got serious about bringing it back,” Nicklaus said

Jul 19th, 2019 Article

Carding 202 when you play off 2.2

The GolfPunk team love the game of golf and are big supporters of the idea of improving the etiquette on the course and in general.  However, this week the big news running around social media was about the US amateur golfer that carded an impressively poor 194 for 18 holes and things got worse when the Florida State Golf Association confirmed it was actually a 131 over par 202!

Jun 10th, 2018 Article

How do you tame a beast like Shinnecock Hills?

How do tame a beast like Shinnecock Hills? We get the inside track from the 1990 Shinnecock Hills Caddy Champion Mark Donaghy. Everything you need to know about the location of the 118th US Open.

Feb 27th, 2018 Article

U.S. Open to introduce 2-hole playoff this year

The 2018 US Open will feature a two-hole aggregate format in the event of a playoff. It's a welcome move by the USGA, given previous years where the event was extended by a day and tied players competed over 18 extra holes. Normally in front of pretty sparse crowds as people are back to work on Monday.

Oct 24th, 2017 Article

It's all back to Pebble Beach

The USGA has been confirmed that Pebble Beach Golf Links will host the 2027 US Open and the 2023 US Women's Open.