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Major Proposed Changes

“The proposed changes expected to have the most impact on the game and to be of most interest to golfers and those who follow the game. The 33 items covered on this page are organized into eight categories, and within each proposed change you will find the main reasons why the change is being proposed.

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New Local Rule Eliminates Penalty for Player Who Accidentally Causes Ball to Move on Putting Green


New Local Rule Eliminates Penalty for a Player Who Accidentally Causes a Ball to Move on the Putting Green

FAR HILLS, N.J. (Dec. 8, 2016) – The USGA and The R&A today announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green.

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2016 IGA Tournament Expenses Explained…

Recently the IGA sent a survey to those golfers who had competed in an IGA Championship in 2015 and/or 2016. Thank you to those who responded. Your feedback will help us improve our championships.


A fairly consistent theme in the feedback was that the entry fees are too high and amenities (including merchandise payouts) are too low.

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IGA Mixed 29 Foursomes Have New Champions

Ken Spraker and Jennifer Swindell

Sunday, October 9 the IGA’s last championship of the season was conducted at Jerome Country Club. The defending team of Kyle and Reagan Delorey were looking for another win

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2016 Women’s InterClub Matches End With a Bang

The 2016 IGA Women’s InterClub Matches had 18 teams competing within three divisions.  The competition consisted of four-ball matches with gross and net Nassau scoring. Five rounds of matches were contested throughout the summer at BanBury Golf Course, Purple Sage Golf Course, McCall Golf Course, Centennial Golf Course and Quail Hollow Golf Course.

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2016 Tournament of Champions Concludes

Pictured left to right: Shawna Ianson, Kareen Markle, Mike Rawls, and Tony Mullett

The 2016 IGA Tournament of Champions was conducted at Blue Lakes Country Club October 1-2 in Twin Falls. After the first round of the championship, Mike Rawls was leading the senior

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Team Idaho Misses Cut by Two Strokes at USGA Men’s State Team

2016 USGA Men's State Team Photo

The USGA Men’s State Team Championship was conducted at the Country Club of Birmingham September 28-30. Team Idaho was welcomed to the club with open arms from the Birmingham, Alabama natives. After round one, Jesse Hibler finished at one over par which placed him in the top 20 individually.

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BSU’s Byers and Rorhbaugh Qualify for 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball


Monday, September 19, the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifier was held at Falcon Crest Golf Club. The one team that will advance to the championship will play Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C. May 27-31, 2017. The dynamic duo of Jacob Byers and Tristan Rorhbugh made the turn at seven under par, and managed to continue the trend throughout the rest of the round.

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Three Champions Crowned at Jug Mountain Ranch

Dan Pickens of Pocatello-Men's Senior Champion

Jug Mountain Ranch hosted the Men’s and Women’s Senior State Championship and the Super Senior Classic. The championship was conducted September 15-17 with absolutely fantastic

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2016 USGA Men’s State Team Set

Justin McAfee will make his first appearance at a USGA Championship. Justin won the 2015 Labor Day Caldwell Amateur and finished fourth in the IGA Tournament of Champions. In 2016, he was a finalist in the Idaho Mens Match Play Championship.

The 2016 USGA Men’s State Team will be hosted at Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama September 28-30. 

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