To clear up recent confusion with regards to the drop zones you may have seen on wetlands, I have decided to add it into my newsletter this week.
Drop Zones are there to help players take relief from an obstruction or GUR if they are unsure of where their nearest point of relief is. It is up to the players discretion whether they choose to take nearest point of relief or whether they use the nearest drop zones.
However, a player must use the drop zone that is nearest them, they CANNOT choose which one they prefer and it CANNOT take them nearer the hole.
A drop zone is provided as an additional relief option if a player chooses, rather than being mandatory.
Greg will be letting these Drop Zones fade away to avoid any confusion. If you have any questions please do hesitate to contact me on [email protected]
New Handicap System
In other news, the PGA and USGA have announced changes to the way the handicap system will run which should allow more golfers to acquire and maintain their handicaps. The proposals are that handicaps will be averaged out based on the best 8 out of 20 scores, it has been designed with the theory that it will be easier for players to play golf around the world. Click the button below for more information:
World Golf News
This week Jim Furyk named Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker as his vice captains for the 2018 Ryder Cup which takes place in France in the Autumn. It will be his 2nd time as vice captain as he held the position at the 2016 US victory at Hazeltine. Woods will still be trying to make the team however he will need to improve on his current form if he hopes to beat some of the young guns to a spot.
This week saw an amazing field start the Honda Classic with names such as Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods, Rory Mcilroy, Daniel Berger, Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott.
However, it was Justin Thomas who took victory after a play off with Luke List. Thomas claimed his 8th victory on tour with an impressive score of -8 under around the bear trap, possibly the toughest holes ever.