The R&A - Working for Golf

Distance Insights

The Distance Insights project will examine distance through a multi-pronged approach that includes global stakeholder engagement, third-party data review, and research. Focus groups and discussion forums will play an important role in the project, to secure a broad range of perspectives throughout golf. 

This page will be used as a communication tool and you can expect it to evolve over the coming months. 

We are interested in hearing your comments and perspectives on distance, including: whether it has impacted you and how this has manifested itself, how you perceive hitting distance and how distance and its impact might evolve in the future.

Distance Insights Project Update

The R&A and the USGA have issued an update of progress made to date on the Distance Insights project.

The update can be downloaded below.

The project was initiated last May to provide the most comprehensive understanding of the past, present and future impact of distance on the game of golf.

A complete report is expected to be delivered in late 2019.

Thank you for your participation

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.

Terms & Conditions

By submitting, uploading, posting, or sending information (including but not limited to, ideas, information, findings, research, data, documents, studies, analysis, whether proprietary or in the public domain, collectively “Submitted Materials”) to R&A Rules Limited (“The R&A”) and/or the USGA, you understand and agree that your Submitted Materials have been accepted for review and possible publication in connection with the Distance Insights project, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by you and both The R&A and the USGA.

You represent that, other than public domain items, you have the right and authority to provide The R&A and USGA with the Submitted Materials.  Submitted Materials which are relevant to the Distance Insights project will be considered equally, whether or not the Submitted Materials become part of any publication associated with the Distance Insights project. The R&A and USGA reserve the right to incorporate the Submitted Materials in its Distance Insights project and potential publications, in whole or in part, with or without attribution, in their sole discretion. Inappropriate comments, or comments received from anonymous sources, will not be published.

You understand and agree that your provision of Submitted Materials does not grant any right or licence to publicise the fact of your submission or make public statements regarding participation in the Distance Insights project, without the prior written consent of The R&A and USGA.