2022 Amateur Golf Rules Updated!

The USGA and the R&A have updated the Rules of Amateur Status by modernizing and simplifying said rules to reflect the modern changes of the game of golf. This set of Rules will remove many of the restrictions that previously applied to amateur golfers while ensuring that the integrity of the game is protected by limiting the form and value of the prizes an amateur golfer can accept. As part of the modernization effort, the new Rules identify only the following acts that will result in a golfer losing their amateur status: Accepting a prize with a value exceeding the… [Continue Reading “2022 Amateur Golf Rules Updated!”]

How Many Dimples Are On a Golf Ball?

Golf balls are regulated by the USGA and R&A. These regulations exist to maintain a level playing field for professional golf. However, there are no official regulations that determine the number of dimples on a golf ball. This characteristic is left to golf equipment manufacturers to engineer and implement. Golfers can typically expect a golf ball to contain anywhere from 300 to 400 dimples.  What do Golf Ball Dimples Do? The dimples on a golf ball reduce drag. The dimples produce a cushion or shield of air around the golf ball that reduces air resistance and makes the ball fly… [Continue Reading “How Many Dimples Are On a Golf Ball?”]