Nike Golf commends the United States Golf Association and The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland for agreeing upon separate yet equal rulings that will ultimately establish a uniform, worldwide standard for ‘spring-like’ effect, or Coefficient of Restitution (COR), in driving clubs.
Nike Golf states that it will ‘respectfully adhere to these rulings and the provisions established’, specifically:
Continuing to provide golfers in the United States and its territories with drivers that meet the highest possible COR limit of .830
Continuing to provide highly skilled players under the R&A’s jurisdiction with drivers that meet the highest possible COR limit of .830 for competitions that impose that limit after January 1, 2003
Continuing to provide golfers under the R&A’s jurisdiction with drivers that meet the highest COR limit allowed outside of competition before a uniform, worldwide limit of .830 is imposed on January 1, 2008
The company believes that golfers worldwide will benefit from the adoption of one rule, while it provides manufacturers the opportunity to get back to business.