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  • Handicap Allowances: The What and The Why 23 Oct '16, 2pm

    A “handicap allowance” is the percentage of a Course Handicap™ recommended for use in a handicapped competition. The percentage used is determined by the Committee in charge of a competition, and may vary based on the format of play. Some may not be too familiar with the concept of ha...

  • Our Experts Explain: Playing With a Damaged Club 22 Oct '16, 7pm

    The application of Rule 4-3c is not often seen in competition, but it was on full display during the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., in February. Brendon de Jonge was penalized four strokes after it was discovered that he had starte...

  • New Opportunities to Enjoy the Game 21 Oct '16, 2pm

    It’s a sunny, warm weekday, the kind that causes golfers to daydream while at work. I just want to shut down my computer, ditch my next meeting and head straight to the golf course. Across town, a golfer reviews her latest USGA Handicap Index update and is disappointed to see how litt...

  • Frost Delays 15 Oct '16, 10am

    Frost is essentially frozen dew. Ice crystals visible on the outside of the plant can also form on the inside of grass blades. The grass plant, normally resilient to footsteps or cart traffic, becomes brittle and fragile when ice crystals form. Under the pressure of traffic, ice cryst...

  • Filmmaker Focuses on Donald Ross 19 Oct '16, 10pm

    Say the name Donald Ross and it feels like you are whispering in church. Play one of the 400 courses he designed or reworked and you know you are on sacred soil. From Pinehurst No. 2 to Plainfield Golf Club in New Jersey to two 2016 USGA championship sites – Scioto Country Club and Oa...

  • Courses Convert to More Sustainable Grasses 15 Oct '16, 6pm

    As a strategic partner, Deloitte delivers thought leadership, business knowledge and innovation concepts to help the organization better serve the game and its constituents. Together, Deloitte and the USGA created a transformative strategy that responds to the needs of today’s game, d...

  • Norwood Hills Chosen to Host 2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur 19 Oct '16, 3pm

    Norwood Hills Country Club, in St. Louis, has been selected by the USGA as the host site for the 2018 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Scheduled for Sept. 22-27, the 2018 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur will be the second USGA championship contested at Norwood Hills; the club previousl...

  • Taking The “Ick” Out Of Excess Organic Material 15 Oct '16, 9pm

    From the start of the year, the west side of the Cascade Range has set a record (Seattle area) for the most continuous days below 75o F. When this type of cool weather occurs, excessive rainfall usually follows from the Pacific, and 2010 has not disappointed those who like rain. Altho...

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