USGA and The R&A launch World Handicap System

November 5, 2019 By
The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched in Jan. 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time. Though many countries are planning to adopt the new system in ...

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USGA opens nominations for 2020 Bob Jones Award

September 24, 2019 By
The USGA is seeking nominations from the global golf community for the 2020 Bob Jones Award, the highest honor annually bestowed by the organization. The USGA is opening nominations to the entire golf community for the first time in an ...

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USGA boosts its support of First Tee with $100,000 in grant funding

August 12, 2019 By
Thanks to a $100,000 donation from the United States Golf Association (USGA), First Tee chapters across the nation are receiving grants to further their efforts to introduce life skills and the game of golf to more young people. The grants are ...

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Michael T. Huck to receive USGA’s 2019 Green Section Award

January 10, 2019 By
The USGA has named Michael T. Huck, a turfgrass and irrigation specialist from Orange County, Calif., as the recipient of its 2019 Green Section Award. Huck will be honored at the USGA’s Annual Meeting and Service Awards Dinner at the ...

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Accessory war: debating the pros and cons of golf course accessories

September 13, 2018 By
The USGA in April last year released a report titled, “Eliminating Golf Course Accessories Saves Time and Money.” But that report’s release wasn’t the first time Matt Pauli, director of marketing for Standard Golf, took note of this idea. The ...

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A conversation with Brian Whitlark, USGA

May 4, 2018 By
Brian Whitlark knows his soils. A certified professional soil scientist, Whitlark joined the USGA Green Section staff as an agronomist for the West Region. Specializing in courses that face challenging soil and water conditions, he regularly consults for courses in ...

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