Distance measuring devices (DMDS) are to be allowed in all English national women’s championships and competitions, with immediate effect.
Until now, competitors have been allowed to use DMDs in English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) events at club level. However, they were not permitted in national championships, nor in the regional and national finals of handicap competitions.
Many players found the situation confusing and EWGA received many questions asking why DMDs were not allowed in all its competitions and, specifically, why men could use them when women could not.
After giving full consideration to the matter, the EWGA Operational Board decided that DMDs could be used in all its events. The decision was made at the board’s final meeting before the association merged with the English Golf Union (EGU) to form England Golf. The EGU already allows the use of DMDs in all its events.
Individual county women’s associations will continue to make their own decision about whether or not to allow the use of DMDs in their events.
English Women’s Golf Association www.englishwomensgolf.org