New Decision 14-3/0.5 changes the
governing bodies’ sanction of the use of distance measuring devices,
including GPS based systems and laser rangefinders by allowing a
committee to permit the use of distance measuring devices by Local Rule.
We are more than happy to hear this news as we
believe that everybody can get accurate distances today by using a
Yardage Book, the Distances on the Sprinklers and counting Steps. The
use of electronic devices will not bring any irregular advantage to the
Player but will only make the game faster. Because of that we are very
positive, that most Committees will amend their local rules accordingly.
Read more about the new Decisions at the
R&A St. Andrews or