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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf, with PGA of America President Jim Richerson at the 2020 PGA Show. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy.

SEE BETTER, get your data quicker, play faster.

Because that’s what the PGA of America is hoping for this year, in it’s major championships.

So the use of Distance-Measuring Devices is now legal for PGA of America Championships in 2021.

Which includes the PGA Championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the KitchenAid senior PGA Championship.

“We’re always interested in methods that may help improve the flow of play during our championships,” said Jim Richerson, President of the PGA of America. “The use of distance-measuring devices is already common within the game, and is now a part of the Rules of Golf. Players and caddies have long used them during practice rounds, to gather relevant yardages.”

The distance-measuring devices used by either players or caddies, will have to conform to the rules of golf. Regarding use and performance.

RULE 4.3a (1)

  • Allowed: Getting information on distance or direction (such as a distance- measuring device or compass)
  • Not Allowed: Measuring elevation changes, or interpreting distance or directional information (such as using a device to get a recommended line of play or club selection based on the location of the player’s ball).

The policy will debut at the 2021 PGA Championship at the Ocean Course at the Kiawah Island Resort. Which will be played from May 17-23. For more details see

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.