From a reliable source I’ve just heard that in the new Rules of Golf (2008) the USGA has declared that Hole-in-ones are luck. This means that if you win a new car it was not because of your golfing skills and you can keep that prize without losing your amateur status. The R&A has not agreed yet. Good time to look at buying shares in Hole-in-One companies.
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A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.