28 Jan '14, 6pm

The R&A approved range finders in amateur events, so what is USGA waiting for? Plus the Van Cynical Mailbag: T...

The R&A approved range finders in amateur events, so what is USGA waiting for? Plus the Van Cynical Mailbag: T...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The irony would be delicious if only it weren’t so annoying. It’s been eight years since the USGA and R&A, golf’s self-appointed governing bodies, decided that distance-measuring devices or DMDs (rangefinders, GPS models) could be approved for use in golf competitions by an optional local rule. Monday, the R&A announced that DMDs (not to be confused with WMDs) will be allowed in all R&A amateur competitions in 2014, including the British Amateur Championship. The DMDs will not be allowed at the Open Championship at Hoylake or for any Open qualifying events. Here’s a message for the USGA, which has not responded to the R&A’s surprising announcement: While we’re young! It’s ironic that while the USGA made pace-of-play awareness a priority last year, it has heavy-handedly slow-played DMDs even though they speed up play. It’s doubly ironic that the R&A mad...

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