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Golf Rules Reviews by the WWGA Golf Rules Maven

Welcome to a series of newsletters to the WWGA on the Rules of Golf. 

In 2019, we saw major exciting and welcomed changes to the Rules of Golf. The changes were jointly written and administered by USGA and the R&A (which covers the rules outside the US) and adopted around the world.   In 2020, the major change that was implemented was a complete re-vamp of the Handicap System by the USGA and the R&A. They took the best of 6 systems used around the world and merged them into one system. The first document below, "World Handicap System Overview" is a brief overview. Subsequent issues will focus on more specific topics.

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Many thanks and hit 'em long and straight!

The WWGA Golf Rules Maven

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