Rules Topic – USGA Discusses 2023 Distance Update
USGA CEO Mike Whan and Chief Governance Officer Thomas Pagel provide an in-depth view of the USGA’s/R&A’s latest proposal to introduce a Model Local Rule for golf balls used in elite competitions.
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