News & ToursSeptember 20, 2007

Golf Organizations Announce Anti-Doping Policy

Golf's leading organizations announced today that an anti-doping policy will go into effect in 2008, but as far as we can tell there are still a lot of details that need to be worked out.

Today we're learning about the list of proposed banned substances, which goes far beyond steroids.

The second phase of the process, which will be completed later this year, will include the development of specific policies, testing protocols and penalties.

The proposed list of banned substances includes:

Anabolic Agents

Hormones and Related Substances

Agents with Anti-Estrogenic Activity

Diuretics and Other Masking Agents

Stimulants

Narcotics

Cannabinoids

Beta Blockers

Enhancement of Oxygen Transfer

Chemical and Physical Manipulation

Substances that may be prohibited at the option of individual golf organizations:

Glucocorticosteroids

Beta-2-Agonists

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