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December 2002

PGA Decide no COR Limit for Club Events
Friday, December 20, 2002
The Professional Golfers’ Association has clarified its position in respect of the use of high COR drivers (the Coefficient of Restitution) and will not be introducing a limit of 0.830 in regional and national tournaments, with the exception of the PGA Europro Tour.................
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Buy Open Championship Entry tickets on line
Friday, December 20, 2002
It is now easier than ever for spectators to purchase tickets for The Open Championship following the introduction of on-line ticket sales on the R&A’s web site, - But note "No pass out".............

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Randhawa and Ozaki to star in Okinawa Open
Thursday, December 19, 2002
Japan’s golf legend Jumbo Ozaki and Asian number one Jyoti Randhawa of India headline this week’s US$833,000 Okinawa Open at Southern Links Golf Club in Naha, an event which offers a sneak preview ahead of next year’s inaugural Dynasty Cup.......... Full Story

US Golf Market now worth $62 Billion
Thursday, December 19, 2002
The golf economy in the United States is significant, accounting for more than $62 billion worth of goods and services in the year 2000, according to independent research institute SRI International....... Full Story

Controversy over Augusta Policy
Monday, December 16, 2002
The U.S. public is divided on the appropriate response to the Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership policy. A new Harris Poll finds that a plurality of all adults, but not a majority, favours moving the Masters Tournament to another course if the Augusta National continues not to admit female members...... Full Story

New President of PGAE
Thursday, December 12, 2002
Sir Michael Bonallack has accepted an invitation to succeed Jaime Ortiz-Patino as President of the Professional Golfers’ Associations of Europe for a two-year term commencing on 1st January 2003. The former Secretary of the R&A is also a member of the board of the PGA European Tour...................
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Els looks to continue winning streak at Singapore Caltex Masters
Thursday, December 12, 2002
Open Champion Ernie Els, who stopped Tiger Woods’ bid for a clean sweep of the Majors this season, will play in Singapore next year when he tees off in the Caltex Masters, in the first leg of the 2003 Davidoff Tour....... Full Story

Let's get Flexible
Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Back pain can be the blight of golfers, getting in the way of that all-important swing. A new device has been .......
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Randhawa wins Davidoff Order of Merit
Sunday, December 8, 2002
Kuala Lumpur, December 8: India’s Jyoti Randhawa became the first Indian to win the Davidoff Tour Order of Merit title today at the season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia......
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Suzy Whaley to play in PGA Tour event
Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Suzy Whaley will become the first woman to qualify and play in a men's PGA Tour event when she features in the Greater Hartford Open next July, the USPGA has said on its website......... Full Story

Olympic Golf only for Amateurs
Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Former major winners Nick Faldo and Tom Watson believe there is a place in the Olympics for golf but it should be restricted to amateur players only.............
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Will the Ladies Boycott the Irish Open
Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Controversy over major golf tournaments at male-only clubs spread to Ireland as a women's group demanded the government drop sponsorship of the Irish Open............ Full Story

Royal Liverpool to host 2006 Open
Wednesday, December 4, 2002
The Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake in England will stage the 2006 British Open, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club (R&A) have announced....................
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