USGA Media Center - News Releases (Serving) USGA Golf Online Media Center, News and Press Releases for the United States Golf Association 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 USGA Launches "Driving Golf Forward" Multi-year Campaign Drives Deeper Impact in Golf Innovation, Accessibility, Historic Preservation and Golf Career Development Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:15:00 -0500