Rules of Golf

How Are Green Speeds Measured in Golf?

A green’s speed is often mentioned in golf but have you ever wondered how it is actually measured?

Green speeds in golf are measured using a device called a stimpmeter. This tool was invented by Edward S. Stimpson in 1935 and has since become a standard for assessing the speed and consistency of putting greens.

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New Golf AI Rules Assistant launched by the team at Play Today

A new website has integrated AI with the Rules of Golf to provide quick answers for golfers wanting to know how to proceed on the golf course.

The virtual golf website Play Today has launched a beta version of a new golf AI rules assistant.

The idea is that Play Today has integrated AI into a chat-based website dedicated to the Rules of Golf making it easier to quickly understand the correct procedure on the golf course without having to negotiate the full set of golf rules.

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9 things you should know about hitting a provisional golf ball

Do you often find yourself hitting a provisional golf ball? You’ll need to understand what to do next.

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If you watched the final hole of the 2023 Masters you must have seen Jon Rahm’s extraordinary tee shot that was hit into the trees forcing the Spaniard to reload and hit a provisional golf ball.

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R&A and USGA announce the 2023 update to the Rules of Golf

A simplified rule for relief, a new rule for replacing damaged clubs, and omitting your handicap from a scorecard is no longer a penalty under a range of new changes to the Rules of Golf.

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The R&A and the United States Golf Association today announced the 2023 changes to the Rules of Golf, with groundbreaking new modifications for people with disability, and a global modernisation of the way in which the rules are made available.

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R&A, USGA to address increased hitting distances in pro golf

Golf’s governing bodies the R&A and USGA released a statement that included the curiously named “Areas of Interest” that signals the beginning of their intent to roll back the increase in distances the golf ball is going in professional golf.

The Areas of Interest are outlined as potential changes to the way golf ball testing is achieved, and the introduction of local rules designed to minimise the effect of the “spring-like effect and moment of inertia in drivers”.

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