USGA Announces Handicap System Changes
In tandem with the 2016 updates to the Rules of Golf, the United States Golf Association has announced revisions to the USGA Handicap System™, effective January 1, 2016. Six significant changes are among those noted in the upcoming edition, which will impact approximately 10 million golfers who hold a Handicap Index® issued throughout the U.S. and 32 licensed associations, federations and unions around the world. Click here to read about the upcoming changes.
Norton Selected for 2016 Concession Cup Team
Three-time Kansas Amateur champion Bryan Norton, Mission Hills, was selected to participate for Team USA for the second playing of the biennial Concession Cup matches. The event is hosted by The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida and will be played April 20-24, 2016. It features mid-amateur and senior amateur golfers from the U.S. against players from Great Britain & Ireland. The selection of the U.S. team includes a combination of automatic selections based on the World Amateur Golf Rankings standings as well as committee selections, which included Norton.
The U.S. Team won the inaugural Concession Cup title in 2014, capturing the Sir Michael Bonallack and William Campbell Trophy 21.5 to 14.5 over the GB&I Team. Click here to read more about the Concession Cup!
2015 KGA Players of the Year Announced
The Kansas Golf Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 2015 Bushnell Player-of-the-Year awards in four categories. Based on season-long performance in KGA events and prominent national events, the following amateur golfers have earned the distinction as Kansas Bushnell Player-of-the-Year: Overall - Wichita’s Sam Stevens, Senior – Wichita’s Tracy Chamberlin, Junior – Lenexa’s Blake Allen, Mid-Amateur – Lawrence’s Bradley Lane. Click here to read about the 2015 accomplishments of these four outstanding Sunflower State golfers!
USGA Announces 2016 Changes to Rules of Golf
The United States Golf Association and the R&A have announced the publication of the 2016 edition of the Rules of Golf that takes effect on January 1, 2016. The new Rules book is the culmination of the normal four-year review cycle and is a collaborative work by The R&A and the USGA that applies worldwide to all golfers. Thomas Pagel, senior director of Rules of Golf at the USGA, said, “The objective with each four-year cycle of the Rules is to monitor developments in the game and, when appropriate, to respond with changes that keep the best interests of the game in mind. The amendments for 2016 preserve and enhance the essential principles of the Rules, while at the same time ensuring that they reflect the evolution of the game.” Click here to see the changes.
KGA Online Apparel Shop
Looking for a gift for the golfer in your family? The KGA is happy to announce the launching of an online apparel store through our partners at Planet Pro Shop, where you can buy KGA logo gear from Nike, Adidas, Puma and other brands. Apparel can be customized with different KGA logos and KGA championships. Click here to check it out!