WPGA to implement new grooves rules in 2014

In accordance with USGA recommendations, new Rules on grooves will be in effect for WPGA Championships beginning in 2014. These regulations will apply to the West Penn Open, Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior Amateur, and Spring Invitational. Other WPGA competitions may be added at discretion of the Association’s Championship Committee. The USGA suggests that these rules only be placed into effect for competitions among skilled players, so other WPGA competitions will be evaluated as to whether they will be added to the list.

The only players affected by these Rules in 2010 are contestants who qualifying for or are exempt into Sectional Qualifying for the US Open, Senior Open, and Women’s Open.


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