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New Rules of Golf Decision Limits Use of Video Review

New Rules of Golf Decision Limits Use of Video Review

USGA and The R&A Prioritize Working Group to Assess Role of Video in Applying Golf’s Rules

FAR HILLS, N.J., USA AND ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (April 25, 2017) – The USGA and The R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately.

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Why Does My Handicap Index Appear As NH?

Why does my handicap index appear as NH? I paid my 2017 dues and I’ve had a handicap for years! Are all of my scores deleted?

Don’t worry! Your scoring history is still there.

For most of you that maintain your handicap a public club (and select private clubs), your handicap usually expires no later than February 28th.

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Get to Know Caleb Cox- Administrator, Handicapping & Course Rating

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Caleb Cox came to the Idaho Golf Association from Hillcrest Country Club where he served as an Assistant Golf Professional. 

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MODERNIZING GOLF’S RULES

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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Find Us at the Boise Golf Show!

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You can find the Idaho Golf Association at the Boise Golf & Travel Show this weekend! Enter our raffle to win a 2017 IGA membership,

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IGA Board of Directors Member, Josh Hagley

Get to know Josh…

 

THE BASICS:

Name: Josh Hagley
City of residence: Twin Falls, ID
Home Club: Jerome Country Club
Profession: Business Banking Officer
Volunteer and committee involvement: Tournament Committee (I haven’t been appointed to a committee yet.

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2017 IGA Spring Meetings

District 1
February 16, 2017
Crane Creek Country Club

District 2
March 9, 2017
Blue Lakes Country Club

District 3
March 16, 2017
Blackfoot Golf Course

The agenda for all three meetings will be as follows:

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Handicap System Review (Club HDCP Committee Responsibilities)
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

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Top 10’s of 2016

Some of our members have posted an astounding amount of rounds to their handicap this year. That’s why we want to share this information with the golfing community!

These numbers are based off of golfers that were active in the GHIN system as of December 14, 2016.

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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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Remembering Dr. Richard Stroud

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On November 5, 2016, one of the game’s most influential and accomplished volunteers passed away at his home in Eagle, ID at the age of 80. Stroud served on the USGA Executive Committee from 1977 to 1979, but his legacy is in the area of handicapping and course rating.

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