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The R&A has decided that a conformance test for ‘spring-like‘ effect in golf clubs is not necessary at present. The completion of a two year independent programme has led to this decision by the R&A’s Implements and Ball Committee. This decision differs from that taken by the United States Golf Association ("USGA") in November 1998 and the R&A acknowledges that the resultant lack of uniformity in this particular aspect of equipment regulation is undesirable. Consistent with its commitment to reach independent conclusions with respect to equipment issues, the R&A will continue to consult with the USGA as appropriate

The R&A has today responded to enquiries concerning a possible conformance test for “spring-like” effect in golf clubs. The full text is reproduced here.