The USGA and The R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System.
A new era in the Rules of Golf is on its way. The R&A and USGA have unveiled a preview of proposed new Rules of Golf, as part of a joint initiative to modernize the Rules and make them easier to understand and apply.
Parr won the USGA’s Ike Grainger Award and in 2009 received the prestigious NCGA Distinguished Service Award.
Stroud served on the USGA Executive Committee from 1977 to 1979 and is also a former member of the NCGA Board of Directors.
Beginning in 2017, 18-year-olds will be able to play in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur. Poppy Hills will host the 2018 U.S. Girls’ Junior.
NCGA member and former Junior Tour of Northern California member Hannah O’Sullivan has been named to the 2016 Curtis Cup USA Team. A member at the Olympic Club, O’Sullivan had a breakthrough 2015 season which included winning the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
Ticket packages are now available for the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle in San Martin. It will mark the first time the U.S. Women’s Open has been held in the Bay Area. A number of volunteer positions are also still available.
The new Poppy Hills Golf Course will make its USGA debut when it hosts the 2018 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. On Monday, the USGA announced that Poppy Hills will host the championship July 16-21.
The USGA has announced changes to the Handicap System in tandem with its 2016 updates to the Rules of Golf. One is that player’s playing alone can no longer post scores for handicap purposes.
With her win on Thursday, Karen Garcia made it three USGA titles for NorCal in 2015. Starting this weekend, the U.S. Mid-Am and U.S. Women’s Mid-Am get underway. Will someone bring even more USGA hardware back to Northern California?