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Search results for "rules of golf"

Sep 17th, 2020 Article

Arccos Caddie Link given nod by USGA

Arccos – the pioneer of big data and artificial intelligence for golf – today announced its Arccos Caddie Link ultralight wearable is now permitted under the Rules of Golf, according to United States Golf Association (USGA) decision #2020-0305.

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!

Aug 14th, 2020 Article

Caddie loses his man the match

Segundo Oliva Pinto was all square with Tyler Strafaci heading down the 18th hole in their last 16 match at the US Amateur when his caddie’s actions led to him losing the hole before even getting to the putting surface.

Aug 18th, 2018 Article

Lexi Thompson in new rules violation at Indy Tech

Defending champion Lexi Thompson had another brush with the rules while making an impressive 64 and a significant move up the leaderboard in round three of the Indy Women in Tech Championship.

Oct 13th, 2020 Article

20 Pandemic rules for the driving range

For all of us who believe that someday during our time on earth we will actually be able to play golf as we have seen on TV, we can always work on our sweet swings at the local ball launching pad aka The Driving Range- TDR. I sped off to my local DR after the PGA Championship at Harding Park won in exciting fashion by Cal’s Collin Morikawa. PANDEMIC RULES OF THE ROAD AT THE DRIVING RANGE. FORE!

Mar 15th, 2019 Article

Harold Varner penalised 2-shots for assembling club on course at The Players

Let this be a warning to you – never tamper with your golf equipment during a competitive round. Harold Varner III did exactly that and unwittingly got a two-shot penalty during the opening round of The Players after making an equipment change that was influenced in part by the actions of a walking official.

Feb 21st, 2020 Article

Patrick Reed swerves the issue

It was inevitable that Patrick Reed, who is playing at the WGC event in Mexico City this week, was going to be asked about the latest comments from Bob Kostis and Brooks Koepka. Talking after Thursday’s first round he managed to dance around the question.   

Jan 13th, 2020 Article

The Patrick Reed Saga

I didn’t think I would hear myself say this, but I feel sorry for Patrick Reed. Don’t get me wrong the guy has handled the whole affair badly and he clearly was borderline cheating at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas last December. However, due to the Tour’s insistence that the matter has been dealt with it has basically thrown the American to the lions, who in this case are the media and the golfing public.

Jul 19th, 2019 Article

Westwood’s Embedded Ball

There were a number of rulings made by the R&A officials on day three of the Open but none was more interesting as that for Lee Westwood. And hats off to the 46 year-old Englishman who showed pure class and honesty in dealing with the situation.