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Golf Equipment Research Topics and Proposed Equipment Standards Changes

The R&A and the USGA have issued specific Areas of Interest to help mitigate continuing distance increases and three proposed changes to the Equipment Rules to ensure their effectiveness in relation to distance limits.

Distance Insights Resources

2002-10-08 Notice to Manufacturers Overall Distance Standard

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Equipment Rulemaking Procedures Nov 2011 Version 10

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2014-12-17 Notice to Manufacturers Maximum Length of Clubs other than Putters

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2016-01-11 Notice to Manufacturers Spring Effect and Dynamic Properties

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Key Findings on the Impacts of Distance in Golf

The Distance Insights Report provides comprehensive research and analysis on the contributors to, and long-term impacts of, hitting distance in golf. After extensive stakeholder research, the report features more than 100 years of data, informed by a library of 56 supporting documents. It is accompanied by a 15-page conclusions paper that summarises the governing bodies’ perspectives on the long-term implications for the sport.

Distance Insights Project

2021 Annual Driving Distance Report

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2022 Annual Driving Distance Report

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2019 Annual Driving Distance Report

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2018 Annual Driving Distance Report

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Thank you for your participation in the “Distance Insights in Golf: Share Your Opinions” survey. Your responses play a vital role in enhancing the understanding of distance in golf and complements ongoing research to be delivered through the complete Distance Insights project report in 2019. If you have any additional perspectives or thoughts to share, please email us.