Far Hills, N.J. (May 11, 2010) – On March 8, the USGA announced its intentions to conduct a forum on the process for equipment rulemaking. We are now pleased to announce that this forum will be jointly convened by The R&A and the USGA, to ensure that the jurisdictions covered by both governing bodies are fully represented in the discussions. All stakeholders in the game will be invited to participate, including manufacturers, media, golf organizations and other interested parties. The main purpose of this forum is to facilitate a free and open exchange of views on the equipment rulemaking process and to assist the USGA and The R&A in their role as worldwide equipment rulemakers under the Rules of Golf.
The forum will be held on Nov. 30, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Appropriate protocols will be established to allow an efficient and fair opportunity for those wishing to participate to make their views known. Further details about the forum, including procedures, topics, location and time, will be communicated in the near future.
Please send any comments or questions to:
Senior Technical Director
Director of Rules and Equipment Standards