Doug Hoffmann
About Doug Hoffmann
Doug is tournament director with the MGA, and a highly knowledgeable rules and competitions expert. His experience in the golf world includes membership in the PGA of America, where he attained Master Professional status.

Doug Hoffmann fields Q&As on USGA’s Groove Condition

Players attempting to qualify for all USGA amateur and women’s amateur championships must play conforming clubs. Prior to this year, the condition applied only to the three USGA “Open” events – US Open, US Women’s Open and US Senior Open.
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Tigergate — By The Rules

This past Saturday morning, the worlds of golf and sport came to a collective standstill as the Rules Committee at the Masters decided the fate of Tiger cheap camel cigarettes Woods. Would they? Could they? Did they dare disqualify him for violating a Rule that resulted in his signing an incorrect score card? There was a media frenzy with everyone having an opinion. Social media was alive with theories. Even the participants in the Rules … Continue reading

Thank You, Webb Simpson

If you hadn’t called a penalty on yourself at this year’s Zurich Classic because the wind had its way with your golf ball, the USGA and Royal & Ancient, being steadfast guardians of the rules of golf, may never have adopted Rule 18-2b which takes effect in 2012. Continue reading