In the interest of harmony with other professional Tours, the LPGA Tour has decided to reduce the number of players passing the cut after 36 holes played. This change will take place on March 24 on the evening of the second round of the LPGA Drive on Championship scheduled for Gold Canyon (Arizona).
Small revolution within the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). The field of the cut for the 2023 season which started on January 19 in Florida will now qualify the 65 best and tied. Against the 70 and tied until then.
This “policy” change, validated in close consultation with the LPGA Tour Player Leadership, will come into effect at the LPGA Drive on Championship (March 23-26). “These new regulations, more consistent with other professional golf tours, will help ensure a manageable field after 36 holes of competition,” said Tommy Tangtiphaiboontana, LPGA Tour Vice President of Operations.
This modification will increase the chances of playing off a (starting) tee on weekends and will establish a faster pace of play with the aim of enhancing the experience of competitors during tournaments…” The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.
They are jointly written and maintained by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body for golf worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are governed by the United States Golf Association.
An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA, oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision has been in force since January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance.
The rule book, entitled “Rules of Golf”, is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status. In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and manages the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.
The rules of golf are relatively complicated compared to other sports because they apply outdoors, close to nature and animals. Respect for the rules is a basic element in the game of golf which, almost always based on self-control and the free conscience of the players, often sees distorted results, sometimes consciously, but often unconsciously or lightly, due to non-compliance by many players of the game rules.
In addition to the rules, golf adheres to a code of conduct, known as etiquette, which generally means playing your game with due respect to the golf course and other players. Etiquette is an essential component of this sport.
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