Lee Westwood watches caddie Billy Foster use a range finder during a practice round prior to the 2011 U.S. Open. (Getty Images)
announced today by the USGA permitted range finders in its amateur events
“We have seen progressive developments in technologies available to golfers who seek to improve their playing performance and enjoyment that also maintain the essential elements of the game,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee. “It is in this spirit that we are allowing the use of distance-measuring devices in our amateur competitions.”
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