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USGA Clarifies Rule 10.2b(4): Restriction on Caddie Standing Behind Player

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. – The USGA and The R&A have provided two clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4) regarding restrictions on caddies standing behind players, which...

New Rules of Golf Start January 1

ORLANDO, Florida - When the new year arrives we often have the urge to make promises of improved behavior, sometimes called turning over a...

Ed Travis on Golf: Golf Purist is a Dinosaur

ORLANDO, Florida - Played golf the other day with a good friend who brought along a gentleman I had never met. After the usual...

ED TRAVIS on GOLF: USGA Putting Rule Revision is Confusing

ORLANDO, Florida - The purpose of this column is not to pick on the United States Golf Association nor the R&A. In fact, these...

Limits set for green-reading materials

BOSTON, Mass. - The USGA and the R&A have published the finalized interpretation on the use of green-reading materials in golf, which takes effect...

Preview of 2019 USGA Rules Changes

ORLANDO, Florida - The other day it occurred to me that I didn't know as much as I should about the January 1 changes...

USGA Shoots Themselves in the Foot…Again

The United States Golf Association has again taken a position that gives the impression that "golf's ruling body" likes embarrassing themselves, while enforcing the...

WELLESLEY TEEN MICHAEL THORBJORNSEN RALLIES TO WIN US JUNIOR AMATEUR

BOSTON, Mass - Michael Thorbjornsen already had a challenge on his hands in facing Akshay Bhatia, the top-ranked high school golfer in the country,...

Ed Travis on Golf: Did the USGA try to embarass the games best players?

SOUTHHAMPTON, N.Y. - In 2004, the last time our national open was played at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club at the extreme eastern end of...

Is the Spirit of Francis Ouimet with Matt Parziale?

SOUTHHAMPTON, N.Y. – We’ll never know if the spirit of Francis Ouimet was with Matt Parziale during the first nine holes at the 118...