Supporting Golf’s Governing Bodies

The easiest thing to be in the world is a critic. I've been quick to criticize golf's governing bodies in the past, whether it was in regards to the decision to not allow solo rounds as eligible handicap scores, or the rules controversy at the 2016 U.S. Open. It was pretty easy to sit back and be enraged by the things I disagreed with and vent in a blog post. In the case of golf's governing bodies, there are far more things to be positive about and support than there are to criticize.

the r and a muirfield decision

After Further Review: The R&A Nailed It

It is 2016, yet Muirfield Golf Club in East Lothian, Scotland, is so set in their ways that they don't even realize it. I can only assume that their club does not allow the use of the Gregorian calendar (introduced in 1582, approximately 125 years after the first known roots of golf), as its modernity would surely make some members very uncomfortable. On May 19th, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns Muirfield, announced their decision to retain the club's male-only policy following a ballot of 750 members. A two-thirds majority is required for changes to take place, but 36% of members voted against allowing women ...