Delay announced to Distance Insight Project

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On 18 March 2020, The R&A and the USGA announced that the release of research topics related to the next phase of the Distance Insights Project would be delayed to allow the wider golf industry to focus on its response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Given continued health concerns and the impact on golf worldwide, The R&A and the USGA are now targeting March 2021 for the release of equipment research topics. They will continue to monitor the recovery of the golf industry and may update this target date accordingly.
In accordance with the Equipment Rulemaking Procedures, the time for golf equipment manufacturers and other interested parties to participate in this research will also be amended to account for the delay.
In the interim, The R&A and the USGA will continue to monitor the effects of distance on the game.
Beyond Equipment Rulemaking Procedures, the review of golf course design, set-up, and maintenance, as well as the availability and choice of appropriate teeing grounds, will continue, in support of golf’s long-term health.

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One response to “Delay announced to Distance Insight Project”

  1. Gerry avatar

    Never understood why Fairway has to run uninterrupted from Tee to Green.
    If the penalty for hitting it too far on a given distance is long rough which can be varied from hole to hole then all of the old courses are back and the ball or the equipment don’t need any alteration and the amateurs can still be lured by marketing hype.
    Its called a win win.

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