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Other Equipment Submissions

Other Equipment Submissions

In order for The R&A to render a formal ruling on any device or other equipment, a sample needs to be submitted for examination, accompanied by a fully completed Other Equipment Submission Form and Payment Form. A copy of these two Forms can be downloaded from this page.


The sample can come in any of the following forms:

  • Production sample
  • First Article sample (from a pre-Production run)
  • Prototype
  • Mock-up
  • Test Service

Submission Form

The Submission Form should include all necessary explanations regarding the intended method of use, the 'intent' of the design and any claims that may be made in the marketing of the device or other equipment.

 Payment Form

There is a testing fee associated with all submissions of Production samples. Where applicable, submissions will not be processed until payment has been received.

 Informal Submissions

In the absence of a sample, informal opinions can sometimes be given based on photographs, drawings or descriptions. However, this depends on the nature of the design. There is no charge for this service. Moreover, there is not normally a charge for the following:

•Submissions of mock-ups

•First Article and Prototype samples

•Test Services

 Decisions Procedure and Appeals

Submissions are processed in accordance with the Equipment Standards Submissions Procedure.

A manufacturer may appeal a decision made by the Equipment Standards Committee to the Appeals Committee.

Related Documents

Golf Club and Other Equipment Guidelines Other Equipment Submissions Form Submissions Payment Form

How to contact us

Submissions should be made to:

Submissions Administrator
Equipment Standards
The R&A Store
Eden Valley Business Park
KY15 4RB