Conforming Ball List

What is it?

A List of all of the golf balls that have been submitted for evaluation within the last 12 months, and ruled to conform to the Rules of Golf. In order for a ball to remain on the List after 12 months, the manufacturer is required to submit additional samples.

How often is this List updated?

First Wednesday of every month.

How do I identify my ball?

When searching the List, close attention should be paid to the "Pole" and “Seam” markings. These are a detailed description of the markings on the ball, which identify the exact model in question, as distinguishable from another. (Link to 3b-2 and 3e)

What if my ball is not listed?

It may not have been submitted, but may still conform for use at non-elite level It may have been ruled non-conforming It may have expired from the List – which means it should still be considered ‘conforming’ for use at non-elite level It must NOT be used when the condition is in effect

Conforming Ball List

A List of all of the golf balls that have been submitted for evaluation within the last 12 months, and ruled to conform to the Rules of Golf. This data is updated on the first Wednesday of every month.

Golf Equipment Search

This database can be used by a player to ascertain whether his club or ball meets the requirements of the Equipment Rules. When searching the List, close attention should be paid to the "Identification Markings".