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USGA bans measuring devices for 2006

US Golf Association officials announced they will not adopt the new local rule allowing distance-measuring devices for 2006 championship events but will reconsider the issue annually.

The move bans such devices from events like next year's US Open in June at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, and the 2006 US Women's Open at Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island, from June 29 through July 2.

But the USGA permits state and local golf associations to allow the devices starting in January, provided they measure only distance and not give other useful information such as wind speed and direction.

Players using devices that provide information beyond simply distances would be disqualified.

November 8, 2005

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