Diary of a USGA Rules Official: Ruling References

Dr. Robin Farran teaches Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix and is one of the United States Golf Association’s (USGA) top Rules Officials. He’s always emailing out different Rules scenarios, and I like to post them all about one a month as a little refresher. In this month’s Diary of a USGA Rules Official, Dr. Farran plays one of my favorite game shows, Okay or Not Okay?…

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Diary of a USGA Rules Official: Just the Facts Ma’am

It’s been a busy month for the Rules of Golf, and I would be surprised if Dr. Robin Farran didn’t have a little something to do with it. Dr. Farran teaches Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix and is one of the United States Golf Association’s (USGA) top Rules Officials. Late last month, the USGA and the R&A came together to announce changes limiting the use of video…

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Course Reviews

Saratoga National Golf Club

Saratoga, New York is probably best-known for two things: the Battle of Saratoga and The Saratoga Race Course in nearby Saratoga Springs. The Battle of Saratoga is often cited as the turning point for the United States during the American Revolutionary War. The Saratoga Race Course, which opened in 1863, is the 3rd oldest racetrack in the U.S. The late-summer paradise for horse-racing enthusiasts is also considered to be the oldest…

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