The optional conditions as prescribed in Appendix I of the Rules of Golf are in effect. The rules apply to clubs manufactured after January 1, , the same year that the USGA will enforce the new regulations through a condition of competition for the U. Most CGA members will not attempt to qualify for USGA championships which will require the new grooves , so enforcing this rule at the CGA level would force many golfers to purchase new equipment for our tournaments. Please note that these yardages are subject to change. As a result new club and groove Rules were introduced in with immediate effect for professional players.
Maybe that soft cover technology will make a comeback. Watch live at 11AM ET: For the best website experience, we recommend updating your browser. Did you know you can save your preferences across all your digital devices and platforms simply by creating a profile? The USGA rule requiring golfers to use V-shaped grooves is old news on the pro circuit — it has been implemented since — but a college player received a rude reminder Monday when he made his debut.
What is the plan for implementing the groove condition at USGA championships? The rules apply to more than just wedges. Women's Amateur Public Links, U. Hobe Sound Golf Club prohibits the use of traditional metal spikes. So now that it is official he is an in depth explanation from the WedgeGuy himself. For the rest of us, this is really a non-issue as far as whether or not your wedges can continue to be used.
Mickelson said he was simply playing with the club to make a point about the loophole that made use of the Ping Eye 2 irons legal. Retrieved from " https: Still have a question? The earliest surviving written rules of golf were produced by the Gentlemen Golfers of Leith on March 7, , for a tournament played on April 2. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. All competitors must conform to the amended groove regulations which apply to all clubs, apart from drivers and putters. USGA groove rules take effect.