Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Application of Groove Condition in all PGA of Australia Tournaments

By Darren

The condition requiring clubs to conform to the 2010 groove and punch mark specifications will be in effect at all PGA of Australia Tournaments (Tier 1, 2 and 3 which includes Legends Tour and Trainee Events) from 1 January 2014, including all qualifying events applicable to those Tournaments. The full details of this condition can be found in Decision 4-1/1 of Decisions on the Rules of Golf and it is applicable to all clubs, apart from drivers and putters.

Up until 31 December 2013, the condition will continue to only be in effect at PGA Tour of Australasia Tournaments (Tier 1 and 2). However, from 1 January 2014 onwards, the condition will also be in effect at all Tier 3 Tournaments (Pro-Ams, Legends Tour and Trainee events) and Pre-Qualifying Tournaments for PGA Tour of Australasia Tournaments.

The PGA of Australia strongly suggests that all Members verify the status of their clubs against this condition well in advance of 2014 and in order to assist with that process, the following provisions have been put in place and will be available throughout the 2013 season: