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New Rules of Golf Decision Limits Use of Video

Following two high profile nationally televised ruling controversies, the USGA and the R&A have issued a joint decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in televised golf tournaments.

 


New Decision 34-3/10

The decision is officially called: 34-3/10, and it has two standards for Rules committees to consider, relative to the use of video:

  1. When video reveals evidence that could not reasonably be seen with the “NAKED EYE.”
    • The first standard states, “the use of video technology can make it possible to identify things that could not be seen with the naked eye.” An example includes a player who unknowingly touches a few grains of sand in taking a backswing with a club in a bunker when making a stroke.
    • This standard is in relation to the Anna Nordqvist ruling controversy.
  2. When players use their “REASONABLE JUDGEMENT” to determine a specific location when applying the Rules.
    • The second standard applies when a player determines a spot, point, position, line, area, distance or other location in applying the Rules, and recognizes that a player should not be held to the degree of precision that can sometimes be provided by video technology. Examples include determining the nearest point of relief or replacing a lifted ball.
    • This standard is in relation to the Lexi Thompson ruling controversy.

The new decision on the Rules of Golf takes effect immediately.


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