The 19th Hole Golf Show (11/19/13): Rules, coups and the USGA
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The 19th Hole Golf Show (11/19/13): Rules, coups and the USGA

On this week's early edition (after a week off) of The 19th Hole Golf Show, Ryan talks about the newest "Decisions on the Rules of Golf" from the USGA and R&A, their flaws and what they got right.

Among other topics:

  • Why out of bounds as we know it should be abolished
  • Glen Nager's reported attempt at a USGA coup
  • Why the USGA does need a chief executive
  • How Tom O'Toole, the next USGA president, will move forward

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