USGA Postpones Women’s Mid-Amateur at Quail Creek CC

By | September 13, 2017

Heavy rain in August had already affected preparations for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the Naples, Fla., property, which was scheduled for October 7-12, but Hurricane Irma ultimately forced the tournament to be postponed. No rescheduled date has yet been established. The first United States Golf Association event in Collier County will have to […]

Omaha CC, Saucon Valley CC Land Senior Opens

By | June 26, 2017

When the 2021 tournament returns to the Nebraska club, which also hosted it in 2013, it will tie the record for fastest return of a Senior Open. The 2022 tournament will be a record third for Saucon Valley CC and will coincide with the Bethlehem, Pa. club’s 100th anniversary.   The United States Golf Association […]

Golf Leaders Cite Distance as Impediment to the Game

By | May 2, 2017

Mike Davis, chief executive of the United States Golf Association, said that increased hole distance has had a negative effect on the game, forcing golf courses to expand and use more resources, while making a round take more time to play. Last year, Jack Nicklaus told BBC Sport that the focus on distance is “the most ridiculous thing in the game.”

USGA, The R&A to Develop Single World Handicap System

By | April 25, 2017

Handicaps are currently delivered through six different systems around the world and the organizations aim to adopt a universal set of principles and procedures. The joint committee led by the USGA and The R&A plans to announce its proposals later this year.

Storm Forces Closure of Buenaventura GC

By | March 10, 2017

The Ventura, Calif., property suffered damage during strong storms last month, with nearly every hole affected and 13 holes severely impacted by water, mud and silt. The head agronomist from the United States Golf Association is working to help assess the damage and formulate a plan to restore the course to the shape needed for play.