October 6, 2014
If you thought that nobody cared about the Rules of Golf, clearly you're wrong.
The United States Golf Association and the R&A have revealed that since they released their proposed new Rules of Golf in March for a six-month feedback period, the response has been massive.
To date they say they have received comments on the proposed new Rules from more than 22,000 golfers in 102 countries around the world along with feedback from representatives of many golf organizations.
The governing bodies began a review of the Rules starting in 2012, leading to a draft of 24 rules (reduced from 34) this past Spring.
Their goal is to have them finalized by next Spring and then undertake an eduction program for stakeholders, leading to implementation on January 1, 2019.
“After listening to golfers and reviewing the extensive comments, one thing is very clear – we all share a passion for the game and are eager to be a part of this process,” said Thomas Pagel, USGA senior director of Rules and Amateur Status. “We appreciate everyone who took time to provide their thoughts and insights. They have been very helpful and encouraging.”
David Rickman, Executive Director – Governance at The…
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