The USGA has gotten numerous queries from golfers wanting to know whether or
not their clubs satisfy the new groove and punch mark specifications effective from
Jan. 1, 2010. A number of these queries came from golfers who intend to play in
occasions where the health of levels of competition are essentially (the "Condition"), requiring
the player’s clubs comply with individuals specifications (see Decision 4-1/one in the
Decisions around the Rules of Golf). Consequently, the USGA and also the R&A have produced
a reference resource known as the Informational Club Database (the "Database").
Ways to use the Informational Club Database
The objective of the Database would be to assist golfers in figuring out whether their irons,
wedges, hybrids and fairway forest adhere to the problem.
The Database is really a tool made to facilitate searching of irons, wedges, fairway
forest with lofts of 25 levels or greater, and hybrids with lofts of 25 levels or
greater, posted towards the USGA and/or even the R&A, that have been evaluated to find out
whether or not they satisfy the needs from the Condition. While a person must still seek
confirmation, it’s expected that most fairway forest and hybrids
with lofts of under 25 levels will come across the needs from the Condition and,
consequently, the Database doesn’t include lower lofted fairway forest and hybrids.
If it’s suggested for the Database that the club doesn’t adhere to the problem
(i.e., a "No" within the "Meets 2010 Groove Rules Column"), it doesn’t imply that the
club doesn’t comply with the guidelines of Golf. Irons, hybrids and fairway forest available
just before Jan.1, 2010, which comply with the 2008-2009 Rules of Golf, are allowed
to be used until a minimum of 2024, so long as the problem isn’t essentially.
In listing the compliance status of clubs within the Database with regards to the Condition,
the USGA has selected to point whether a golf club complies or doesn’t comply only
when the test outcome was obvious. In situations in which the test outcome was mixed
inside a set posted or even the model didn’t consistently satisfy the Condition, the
Database signifies there was inadequate information open to determine
compliance towards the Condition ("ATR"). Any player who wants to hold such clubs in
competitions in which the Condition is within effect must have their clubs tested individually
to look for the status. You should keep in mind that most clubs being produced
just before Jan. 1, 2010 specified for to conform having a different group of groove and
punch mark specifications. Clubs that comply with the guidelines which were essentially prior
to Jan. 1, 2010 continuously comply with the guidelines of Golf until a minimum of 2024,
unless of course the problem is within effect. When the Condition is within effect, the clubs must
adhere to the specifications effective from Jan. 1, 2010.
Unlike their email list of Conforming Driver Heads, the Database will be employed for reference
purposes only. The Database isn’t for use by any means stipulating that clubs
should be incorporated within the Database to become transported once the Condition is within
To make use of the Database, simply choose the club type (irons and wedges, hybrids, or
fairway forest) and go into the appropriate search criteria within the manufacturer, product
name and/or club markings fields. After you have located the club model, expand at
least among the "View Markings" fields to make sure that the markings in your clubs
match the markings displayed. There might be subtle variations within the markings differentiating
two versions of the identical type of a golf club (e.g., a pre-2010 and latest version from the
same model), or indicating two different types. For instance, one form of one
can include a hosel marking indicating compliance using the Condition, as the
original version might not range from the hosel marking. Please be aware that these variations
change from manufacturer to manufacturer. Consequently, if all markings from the clubhead
proven within the Database don’t match precisely the markings around the club under consideration,
it might be another model or version and you ought to consult the USGA for more
Studying looking Result
1. Looking result offers the club’s or model?s conformance status using the
groove and punch mark specifications essentially just before Jan. 1, 2010 (Good or bad),
plus an symbol of if the club meets the guidelines of Golf effective from
Jan. 1, 2010 (Yes, No or ATR).
2. A 2010 status of "Yes" or "No" signifies that, in line with the samples posted,
there is sufficient information available to supply a definitive answer regarding
the status from the club or equipment in accordance with the problem. A person with
an iron model that lists just one or two clubs inside the set as meeting this years
Groove Rules shouldn’t think that the set conforms ? consequently, further verification
3. A 2010 status of ATR (Additional Testing Needed) signifies that, in line with the
samples posted, there is inadequate information available to supply a definitive
answer concerning the status from the club or equipment in accordance with the problem
(e.g., a few of the samples posted inside the set met the problem, while other
samples inside the set didn’t).
4. A person club or equipment by having an ATR status signifies the player
assumes the danger that their clubs don’t adhere to the problem when the player
doesn’t have their club or equipment tested for compliance before the
competition and she or he decides to carry the club or equipment once the Condition
is within effect. Accordingly, it’s highly suggested the player has got the individual
club or equipment tested to be in compliance using the Condition.
5. Please be aware that since the edge radius needs effective from Jan. 1,
2010 don’t affect clubs with lofts of under 25 levels, some searches may
yield an effect indicating that clubs with lofts under 25 levels inside an iron
set satisfy the Condition, as the greater lofted irons inside a set don’t. However,
please be aware that another major switch to the groove and punch mark specifications
(Area divided by Pitch), pertains to all clubs, no matter loft, apart from driving
clubs and putters.
6. It’s the player’s responsibility to make sure that their clubs comply with
the guidelines of Golf, including all relevant conditions of competition. Players,
therefore, should be certain to make sure that any clubs transported throughout the stipulated
round satisfy the needs from the rules on clubs essentially for your competition.
Furthermore, it’s strongly suggested that any queries regarding compliance with
the problem be resolved through the player prior to your competition because onsite
testing might not be available.
7. The committee responsible for your competition may depend around the Database and presume
that clubs listed as meeting the problem might be transported within the competition, without
further field testing, unless of course the grooves or punch marks happen to be intentionally modified
(e.g., by re-grooving or sharpening). If your club is tested and fails any on-site
evaluation for compliance using the Condition, that each club might not be transported
through the player, once the Condition is within effect, even when that model is incorporated in
the Database as submission using the Condition.
8. Queries about the conformance status associated with a clubs ought to be forwarded to
the USGA Equipment Standards department at (908) 234-2300.
New Ruger, Gundustry Moves, Robbery Stopped – TGC News!
Evan Hart: Wacky inflatable flailing arm flailing tube man!
Bert Shackleford: 1. I have boycott S&W because they sat idly by while Massachusetts was raped of their Constitutional Freedoms. I will still continue to boycott them because of that very same reason.
Jason Hoffarth: I use air soft or air pistols for practice in 3 gun. I can get out in my back yard, set up some 1/3rd size targets and practice good sight picture and target acquisition. Moving from one target to the next which helps with time and the fundamentals.
Spook Stomper: Airsoft was the shit back when I was in highschool. Who doesn’t like to get together with their friends and shoot eachother?
Firearms Fuel \u0026 Fabrication: not airsoft…i grew up in the paintball generation
Gun Sense (drmaudio): I wouldn’t be surprised at all if S&W moved part of their production out of state.
Tom Ryan: Still cant get federal 22….. WTF
NODAK WILLY: Greetings from North Dakota!
Phill Luttrell: I participate in air soft pretty often, but I have no law enforcement training or Military training. That being said, many of the folks that I play with on the Milsim level events are either active or retired law enforcement and military background education people. There is a lot of thought that goes into the Milsim level events. There are manufacturers like KWA and Tokyo Murui that produce closer to simulation rifles like the KWA ERG. I have one that only has 30 round magazines and has a recoil that doesn’t differ from .223. I do have experience in shooting Real Steel (appreciate that reference) and I can identify the difference. Its just another training tool in that tool box, but from my understanding, sim rounds are more effective in that training tool box. its also about little things like treating it as if it was a real rifle, so things like not flagging the barrel towards friendlies, identifying targets, etc are practiced when possible.
Freedom Work: Airsoft got me into guns.
GUNS- USA: I strongly agree to the previous comment. He de-escalate the situation everyone got to retreat and he took on the threat in a split-second he had a choice to make and saved innocent lives I feel if you approach a situation with a gun and they use force against you in that case he should’ve been acting in self-defense because who knows if there was another person ready to rob the bank with him you got to take care of one situation before you can handle another that prevented in ambush Great work Mr. Security guard everyone went home a little shaken up but is all safe because of him as for the bad guy he deserved every round he took and you can clearly see that he came in with an aggravated attempt to rob a bank waving a gun around but because he was stupid he just showed the gard ahead of time he needed to act fast and so he did great job!!!!
legen belcher: Had several airsoft guns as a kid. Ended up sparking my passion for firearms and developed a respect for gun safety. I’m ignorant to their uses for training but I do recognize their value in raising children to respect firearms.
UnityH8r: Great information as usual. Thanks!
selfbow hunter.: hopefully smith moves out of the commie state to a free one and helps the economy of the commie state to tank.
Jim Vandemoter: Brian Harrison, you are truly a good guy with gun, and a real hero.
LORDdeath0078: I love big bore guns. I loves cannons more
Family fun with firearms: S&W could be using the size of the new facility to flex a little muscle against the politics of Mass. It will be interesting to see how Mass. responds to the possible loss of jobs and taxes. Not good for the employees of Mass., but I would hope S&W would offer them the jobs first. Nice to see a company using its power to help positive gun ownership/laws move forward.
Julian Cuevas: I play airsoft any chance I get. I am hopefuly going to this years operation bad blood in june, (fundraiser game) and as for my airsoft guns I have an Ak74, FNX 45, two AR 15s.
Mr Kanook: I’m liking the new Ruger offerings, keep hoping for a 357max though.
Sean Warther: Excellent information and reporting. Keep it up! Nice ref. to the band Overkill in the video. One of the hardest working bands in metal!
DJ-TRAXX: What industry downturn? I can’t even find 5.56 on a regular basis. How can they be laying off ammunition manufacturing workers?
rezdog187: I will continue my boycott of Smith and Wesson for siding with Clinton. We don’t forget
lacenter645: Wow, at the end you showed Breaking 2 I watched that and breaking 1 way to many times back when I was a kid. That brought back memories. Not that I wanted to admit that.
Michael Moll: Never go full airsoft
Shane K: Is sharpsBros the same company as spikes tactical? I thought the Jack receiver was spikes?
OV3RK1LL33: yes, military force on force training.
Mrgunsngear Channel: I grew up across the street from S&W and hope they move just like I did…
GunQuickie: BUY MORE GUN STUFF YOU BASTARDS. MURICANS ARE LOOSIN THEIR JOBS!
Life’s a Bench!: Jon, I love you.