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Forum on Equipment Rulemaking

12.50am 18th May 2010 - Management Topics - This story was updated on Friday, June 11th, 2010

On March 8, the USGA announced its intentions to conduct a forum on the process for equipment rulemaking.

The R&A has now announced 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 organisations 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 30 November, 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.

Any comments or questions should be sent to:

Dick Rugge, Senior Technical Director, USGA, Email:


David Rickman, Director of Rules and Equipment Standards, The R&A, Email:

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