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.

After Further Review: USGA, Rules of Golf, in desperate need of common sense

What happened to Dustin Johnson on Sunday at the U.S. Open could have turned into one of the biggest travesties in the history of sports. Luckily for him and golf fans everywhere, it turned into one of the greatest triumphs. It was unanimous from fans, other players, and the media that the USGA handled the … Continue reading After Further Review: USGA, Rules of Golf, in desperate need of common sense

After Further Review: Let Them Play Golf Alone

If you play golf, and nobody is there to see it, did it still happen? November 23, 2015 was a day of reckoning for many golfers who play under the United States Golf Association (USGA). This was the day they announced handicap rule changes that would be implemented for the 2016 season. The change that caught most of the attention was the one regarding unaccompanied rounds. For the 2016 season, a player cannot go out by themselves to play 18 holes under the Rules of Golf, and post that score to their handicap. Social media exploded...