A big change could happen to the PGA Tour from January 1, 2022. And no, this time around, we’re not talking about a rival golf league backed by Saudi Arabia.
On Monday evening, a note sent to PGA Tour members and caddies circulated on Twitter, highlighting a potential new rule – currently under development by the US Golf Association and R&A – that would change distance traveled and books read ecological as we know them.
First of all reported by Golf Digest, players and caddies may only use a “committee approved” distance book once the rule is in effect. The note stated that the new books would look like a traditional book with “only general information on tracks and other features.”
The rule will be presented to the PGA Tour Advisory Board on November 8.
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Upcoming changes to the PGA Tour yardage and greens books as of January 1, 2022. pic.twitter.com/GhgsXReUC3
– Brian Wacker (@ brianwacker1) November 1, 2021
Books from 2021 and earlier will no longer be accepted, as will “devices, levels or other technologies”. However, handwritten notes from previous experiences can be written in the new book.
Extract from the memo: “The purpose of this Local Rule is to return to a position where players and caddies use only their skills, judgment and feelings as well as any information acquired through experience, preparation and training. convenient for reading the line of play on the green. “