R&A and USGA, a good reactive twosome


The USGA and the R&A have issued a new decision to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately, including viewer call-ins, which arise in televised competitions. They have also established a working group (LPGA, PGA Tour, European Tour, Ladies European Tour and PGA of America) to immediately begin a comprehensive review of broader video issues, New Decision 34-3/10 aims to…

Happy Rory, sad Poulter


Rory McIlroy has married his fiancee Erica Stoll since 2015 at star-studded Ashford Castle in Ireland on last Saturday. The local newspapers are reporting details on a “wedding of the decade”. A number of celebrities attended the nuptials, including fellow Tour players Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, Paul McGinley, Padraig Harrington, and 2018 Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Björn.  Legendary Stevie Wonder was flown in and reportedly performed, backed…

4th back operation for Tiger Woods


One day after saying his back was progressing, Tiger Woods had a fourth back operation to alleviate pain and will go through another year without playing a major tournament. “The surgery went well, and I’m optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain,” Woods said. “When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in…

The Grove experience


by Richard Wax, Golf consultant / The most satisfying moment in my career for the past thirty years as golf consultant has to be when attending a European Tour event attracting over 60,000 spectators on a course where one has made a contribution from the very early stages. This happened at The British Masters hosted by Luke Donald held in mid-October 2016 at The Grove…