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Gear & Equipment

Golf associations slow to implement 'groove rule' for events

By Jeff Patterson When the USGA outlined its plan to roll out the "groove rule" in 2009, changing the specifications on the size of grooves to, in part, limit the amount of spin they...
Tuesday, 4/22/2014 at 8:35AM
Gear & Equipment

Groove rule applies to all USGA events in 2014

By Keely LevinsAre you considering playing in a USGA amateur championship in 2014? If so, it's important to know that the groove rule the association famously modified six years ago, and put into effect for...
Wednesday, 1/15/2014 at 8:10AM
Gear & Equipment

Margin of error: Groove rule's mixed stats

By Mike Stachura The case continues to be made that the USGA's decision to reduce the effectiveness of grooves in generating spin has not had the intended effect. In short, detractors say, the groove rule hasn't...
Wednesday, 10/16/2013 at 9:00AM
Gear & Equipment

Groove rule effect: Stats show a return to mid-1990s

By Mike StachuraWhat if the groove rule, that much maligned restriction announced by golf's ruling bodies in 2008 in an effort to diminish the spin producing capacity of certain iron and wedge groove designs, the rule...
Wednesday, 10/17/2012 at 6:32PM
Gear & Equipment

Maybe the groove rule is working

By Mike StachuraIn my recent post comparing the statistics of the vaunted 1981 U.S. Ryder Cup team to its current edition, I suggested the U.S. team's performance in driving accuracy was relatively poor vs. the '80s...
Wednesday, 9/26/2012 at 5:16PM
Gear & Equipment

Is Groove Rule Finally having an Effect?

As we all wait for the weekend and whether Sweden's test of a shorter golf ball will either fuel or douse the flickering flame of a ball rollback, I am reminded of the last golf...
Friday, 6/1/2012 at 10:34AM
Golf Tours & News / Equipment

Equipment: 'We've Let Equipment Get Out Of Hand,' Says Former Tour Commish

The subject of the recently released Deane Beman: Golf's Driving Force says Congressional typifies one of golf's woes: courses stretched to accommodate today's equipment
June 27, 2011
Golf Tours & News / Equipment

Equipment: Eighteen Months In, The Groove Rule Prompts One Question: Why?

USGA Senior Technical Director Dick Rugge has said it'll take three years to fully know the impact of modified grooves, but thus far the numbers suggest very little change
June 20, 2011
Gear & Equipment

Groove Odyssey: A player's diary

Max Adler is staff writer at Golf Digest, former associate editor for equipment and a talented player who qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship last year. Like many elite players, he's just beginning...
Wednesday, 5/11/2011 at 2:56PM
Gear & Equipment

Groove rule unfair? Not really

Entries for the 2011 U.S. Open close six weeks from today, and apparently some folks are still confused. Or maybe they're just reverting to their natural state: petulant children. A recent column in Sports Illustrated's Golf...
Wednesday, 3/16/2011 at 2:50PM
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