Notice to Golf Ball Manufacturers

Notice to Golf Ball Manufacturers - Publication of Technical Documents

The R&A
16 Mar 21
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Publication of Technical Documents 

On 1 February 2021, R&A Rules Limited and the United States Golf Association published a Notice and Comment, including a proposed Update on testing method for golf balls.  The current notice is to inform golf ball manufacturers about the publication of four (4) technical documents on The R&A website that provide details for the proposed update.




Proposed Launch Condition Limits for Optimisation of Overall DistanceEstablishes the relevant range of launch angles and spin for the optimisation of overall distance based on performance of highly skilled golfers.Download Here
Proposed Bounce Model for Use in Evaluating Optimum Overall DistanceIdentifies a bounce and roll model for the computation of overall distance based on experimental data and observations of competition playing surfaces.Download Here
Proposed Method for use in Launch Condition OptimisationDescribes a computationally efficient method for identifying optimised overall distance within the launch condition limits specified.Download Here
Proposed Test Conditions for Optimisation of Overall DistanceDescribes Indoor Test Range test conditions (‘settings’) appropriate for evaluating optimum overall distance.Download Here
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Equipment Standards

The R&A R&A Rules Limited Beach House Golf Place St Andrews Fife  KY16 9JA Scotland  equipmentstandards@randa.org