USGA Media Center - News Releases (Serving) USGA Golf Online Media Center, News and Press Releases for the United States Golf Association USGA Announces 2019 Executive Committee Nominations Thu, 08 Nov 2018 10:30:00 -0500 Golf's Modernized Rules and New Player's Edition Published Publications Feature Most Significant Changes to Rules of Golf in More Than 60 Years Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:48:00 -0400 USGA, The R&A Announce Plans to Limit Use of Green-Reading Materials Beginning in 2019 Clarifications reaffirm the position that a player’s ability to read the greens is an essential skill that should be retained; still allows for traditional yardage books, handwritten player and caddie notes Tue, 31 Jul 2018 08:43:00 -0400 Golf's Modernized Rules Released Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:05:00 -0400 Golf’s New World Handicap System Designed to Welcome More Golfers USGA and The R&A Release Key Features Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:21:00 -0500