Rules of Golf

Holding Statements – Impact of Distance on Golf

In response to the 2017 distance research report released by the R&A and USGA, Golf Canada is committed to working with our partners to ensure we are considering all outcomes of distance to the health of our sport.

We recognize that this topic has a considerable effect on both our international and Canadian partners in golf who hold a vested stake in the game.

Consideration must be given to all aspects of the game and its many constituents to ensure that golf is sustainable, open to innovation and most of all, fun.

As the national sport federation and governing body, it is a priority to better understand the impact of distance on our sport. We will continue to be part of the dialogue and remain interested in the findings from the comprehensive research that is being carried out across the industry.