The PGA of America is to permit gamers the use distance-measuring gadgets throughout competitors rounds at its three annual Major Championships – the PGA Championship, the Women’s PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship.
Such gadgets, together with laser rangefinders and GPS items, have beforehand been solely allowed for apply rounds, however by no means for aggressive rounds.
The new guidelines will come into impact for 2021, beginning with the PGA Championship that’s scheduled to held at Kiawah Island in May.
Any distance measuring system should have its slope-adjusting capabilities turned off, in order that adjustments in elevation usually are not compensated for, and no membership suggestions may be provided by the system.
Jim Richerson, President of the PGA of America, mentioned: “We’re always interested in methods that may help improve the flow of play during our championships. The use of distance-measuring devices is already common within the game and is now a part of the Rules of Golf. Players and caddies have long used them during practice rounds to gather relevant yardages.”
With the exception of the European Tour’s Legends Tour, DMDs usually are not at the moment allowed for any tournaments any of the principle skilled excursions for males or girls.