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WP Golf Rules Association - Committee

Inus Marais
082 440 2576

Dave Gardener
083 628 4251

Helénè Marais
083 785 8254


Upcoming Events & Referees:


Erinvale Winter league

Cynthia Rayner, Susan Oosthuizen, Trevor Symes


Steenberg Wilkinson Greensomes (Women)

Ros de Klerk, Deborah Martin


Atlantic PAT Open

Dave Gardner, Grant Stevenson ,Ura Kwon

11- Sept

Interclub Rules Quiz


Rules Updates

A new Video Rule is implemented by the R & A with immediate effect.

New Decision 34-3/10 implements two standards for Rules committees to limit the use of video:

1) when video reveals evidence that could not reasonably be seen with the “naked eye,” and

2) when players use their “reasonable judgment” to determine a specific location when applying the Rules.

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Royal & Ancient Updates

25 May 2017 - The R&A and the USGA believe that a player's ability to read greens is an essential part of the skill of putting. Rule 14-3 limits the use of equipment and devices that might assist a player in their play, based on the principle that golf is a challenging game in which success should depend on the judgment, skills and abilities of the player.

"We are concerned about the rapid development of increasingly detailed materials that players are using to help with reading greens during a round. We are reviewing the use of these materials to assess whether any actions need to be taken to protect this important part of the game. We expect to address this matter further in the coming months".