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The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The R&A became the latest golf club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women. The vote was effective immediately.
R&A set for historic vote on Thursday to allow women to become members
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17 Sep 2014 - 12:54pm - 0 Comments
Future of 2016 Olympics golf course back to court in dispute over wildlife
RIO DE JANEIRO – A Brazilian court is set to decide the future of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics, a layout that is being carved out of a nature reserve with luxury high-rise apartments planned around the edges.    The city
16 Sep 2014 - 6:50pm - 0 Comments
Fred Couples to host own radio show on SiriusXM, will talk about all sports
ATLANTA – Fred Couples has been talking sports for 20 years at PGA Tour events. Now he can do it as host of his own radio show.    "The Fred Couples Show" will debut on SiriusXM PGA Tour radio on Sept.
10 Sep 2014 - 7:09pm - 0 Comments
Olympic golf course construction in turmoil after court proposes changes
RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio de Janeiro's Olympic golf course faces an uncertain future after a court proposed Wednesday that the under-construction layout should be modified to meet environmental concerns.   Judge Eduardo Klausner, heari
4 Sep 2014 - 5:00pm - 0 Comments
Peter Dawson to retire as chief executive of R&A
ST ANDREWS, Scotland -- Peter Dawson is to retire next year as chief executive of The R&A after 16 years with the governing body in charge of the Rules of Golf and organizing the British Open.
22 Apr 2014 - 9:04am - 0 Comments
World Golf Hall of Fame changes induction criteria, voting process
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The World Golf Hall of Fame is changing the criteria, voting process and timing of player inductions. No one has been elected this year while the criteria went through an overhaul. The next induction will be May 2015.
23 Mar 2014 - 12:14pm - 0 Comments
Former USGA executive director, rules expert Frank Hannigan dies at 82
FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Frank Hannigan, a former executive director of the USGA who offered blunt opinions on television and in print long after he retired, died Saturday morning. The USGA did not disclose a cause of death. He was 82.
22 Mar 2014 - 7:50pm - 0 Comments
USGA to allow distance measuring devices in all its amateur events
PINEHURST, N.C. – The United States Golf Association has approved the use of distance-measuring devices in all of its amateur championships and their qualifying events, starting this year.    The USGA's championship committee
6 Feb 2014 - 5:39pm - 0 Comments
Danielle Downey, Auburn coach and former LPGA player, dies in car crash
AUBURN, Ala. – Former Auburn and LPGA Tour player Danielle Downey has died in a single-car accident. She was 33.    Downey lost control on Lee Road 57, the car overturned several times and she was ejected at about 10 p.m.
31 Jan 2014 - 12:10pm - 0 Comments
PGA Professional and decorated military aviator Dan Rooney to receive Donald Ross Award from ASGCA
BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Maj. Dan Rooney, founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation and Patriot Golf Day, and majority owner of The Patriot Golf Club, Tulsa, Okla., has been selected by the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) as the 2014 Donald Ross Award recipient.
16 Jan 2014 - 3:22pm - 0 Comments
Youth and Family Golf Summit set for 2014
Virtually every golf industry professional and observer believes that the future of golf is dependent on a strong commitment to youth & family participation.
4 Dec 2013 - 11:21am - 0 Comments
Turner Sports bringing unprecedented coverage to its 23rd PGA Championship
Turner Sports will provide comprehensive multimedia coverage of the 95th PGA Championship held August 8-11 from Oak Hill Country Club's East Course in Rochester, N.Y. TNT will televise 18 hours of exclusive live action including six hours each day on Thursday and Friday, Aug.
25 Jul 2013 - 12:08pm - 0 Comments
Player to oppose $1 million claim by former caddie and business partner
 
26 Jun 2013 - 6:37pm - 0 Comments
Yoga to play part in Womens Golf Week at Haggin Oaks
Sacramento, CA- Yoga For Golfers Founder and Nike Golf Swoosh Elite Staff member Katherine Roberts will be a featured presenter during the annual Women's Golf Week, June 10-14 at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA.
11 Jun 2013 - 10:19pm - 0 Comments
Reaction from other parties on rule to ban anchored putting stroke
Editor's Note: Here is a round-up of the statements and reactions from other organizations, golf companies and prominent indiciduals regarding the decision by the USGA and R&A to adopt the proposed rule to ban the anchored putting stroke:
21 May 2013 - 10:04am - 3 Comments
U.S. Golf Association statement on rule to ban anchored putting stroke
FAR HILLS, N.J. and ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – The United States Golf Association (USGA) and The R&A, golf’s governing bodies, today announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b of the Rules of Golf that prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke.
21 May 2013 - 8:12am - 5 Comments
USGA and Royal and Ancient adopt rule to ban anchored putting stroke
Golf's two global governing bodies outlawed the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, approving a new rule that starts in 2016 and urging the PGA Tour to follow along so the 600-year-old sport is still played under one set of rules. The Royal & Ancient G
21 May 2013 - 8:08am - 6 Comments
Venturi, 1964 U.S. Open champion and CBS golf analyst, dies at age 82
Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.   His son, Matt Venturi, said he died in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
17 May 2013 - 7:39pm - 0 Comments
Pepper to return to broadcasting with ESPN, will still promote junior golf
Dottie Pepper is returning to golf broadcasting, signing a deal with ESPN that she calls a perfect fit of TV work and promoting junior golf.
15 May 2013 - 3:27pm - 0 Comments