May 17th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Teams competing in the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship were informed on Wednesday that their official yardage books were actually non-conforming. The revelation came just days before the tournament was set to begin, with teams starting competition on Friday. Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols first reported the story. Rule 4.3a/1 of the USGA rulebook states that “Any image of a putting green must be limited to a scale of 3/8 inch to 5 yards (1:480) or smaller (the “scale limit”).” The grids for 10 different greens were discovered to be roughly 1/16th of an inch off. “It’s less than a freckle,” Arkansas coach Shauna Estes-Taylor told Golfweek. – Max Marcovitch, golf – Read More

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