Golf Industry News - R&A
Titleist and Callaway, two of the golf industry’s leading ball brands have issued statements reacting to the R&A and UGSA’s proposal to curb the distances that all golfers will be able to hit the ball in future.
R&A and USGA to introduce new limits on golf ball distance to ‘preserve golf’s long-term sustainability’06-12-2023
The R&A and USGA has announced an update to the testing conditions used for golf ball conformance under the Overall Distance Standard, which will take effect from January 2028. The decision aims to reduce the impact increased hitting distances have on golf’s long-term sustainability while minimising the impact on the recreational game.
R&A chief referee David Rickman to retire in 202428-11-2023
David Rickman, one of the most widely respected figures in golf, is to retire from The R&A in 2024.