USGA, R&A Announce Final Approval of Rule 14-1b Prohibiting Anchored Strokes
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. The new Rule will take effect on January 1, 2016, in accordance with the regular four-year cycle for changes to the Rules of Golf.
PGA of America Responds to USGA, R&A Approval of Rule 14-1b
Over the past few months The PGA of America has taken a vocal and active position which reflected the strong viewpoint of our PGA Professionals in opposing the USGA and R&A's proposed Rule 14-1b that would ban the anchored stroke. Today, the governing bodies indicated that they will proceed with the formal adoption of the rule.
Roesch Snatches Up Match Play Title
David Roesch, PGA Teaching Professional at Storm’s Golf Range in Brookfield defeated WPGA member, Jim Schuman to capture his first WPGA Match Play Championship. The victory was Roesch’s first major WPGA championship as a PGA member.
The former Web.com Tour member had quite the week at Butte des Morts CC as he played some very impressive golf. Over the course of the six matches he needed to earn the victory, Roesch made the front nine at the host course his personal stage for making countless birdies.
Sterling Cut Glass continues Golf Retirement Plus Partnership
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Sterling Cut Glass, which offers a proprietary line of fine custom-etched glassware, crystal and metal specialties to green grass golf and country clubs via PGA Professionals, has signed a three-year extension to its supporting partnership of The PGA of America’s Golf Retirement Plus program. The sponsorship, which began in 2002, will now extend through 2015.
Johnston Flies By The Field
Who said that jet lag from a long flight can take a few days to recover from? Tuesday, Mike Johnston defied those effects en route to capturing the first WAGPA (Assistants) Stroke Play of 2013. Just twenty-four hours earlier Johnston tried his hand at U.S. Open local qualifying in the Scottsdale, AZ area. Having just missed out on advancing by way of a playoff, the Milwaukee native headed back home on Monday evening, arriving at about two AM.
Storming Their Way To The Front
Storm's Teaching Professional, David Roesch along with North Hills CC members, Carl Anderson, Jim Rawski and Vince Suter tackeled the TaylorMade-adidas-Ashworth Pro-Am at Geneva National GC, the best on Monday. After being unable to finish in the money at their home course last week, the foursome rightfully redeemed themselves with a great score of 18-under-par 126 to take home the top prize. The one net, one gross best ball score was good enough to win by four shots.View More
Duff Conquers Tough Conditions
The warm weather finally showed its face on Tuesday and brought with it some challenging winds. The tough conditions gave players quite the test of golf at the Wisconsin Players Series Event #1. The WPGA / WSGA co-sanctioned event brought together PGA affiliated professionals, amateurs and non-PGA professionals to fight it out for the first place trophy at Hawks Landing GC in Verona.
Tackling the conditions the best was former UW-golfer, Pat Duffy. Duffy along with Brighton Dale Links Assistant Professional, Andrew Troyanek posted the best rounds of the day, as each were able to navigate their way to a 4-under-par 68.
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