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  • Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

    Maybe someone can straighten this out for me.

    By 2014+, do I need the new groves to play in the Canadian Am? What about provincial championships (which are qualifiers for the Canadian Am)?
    TaylorMade / R580 / 9.5* / Graffaloy Blue X
    TaylorMade / 300 Tour / 17* / x100
    Titleist / 755 / 3-PW / X100
    Titleist / Vokey / Raw / 250.08 / S300
    Titleist / Vokey / Satin / 254.10 / S300
    Scratch / Satin / 60* / S300
    Titleist / Scotty Cameron / Mil-Spec

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    Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

    probly but you should check with rcga & gao.

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    • #3
      Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

      I think you might even need new grooves by 2012 for the Am and midAm. I haven't looked into it yet because I know we are fine for this year with old grooves.

      Anyone know for certain?

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      • #4
        Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

        Originally posted by ZachOly View Post
        Maybe someone can straighten this out for me.

        By 2014+, do I need the new groves to play in the Canadian Am? What about provincial championships (which are qualifiers for the Canadian Am)?
        Yes & yes.
        When applying the Rules, you follow them line by line. You don't read between them.

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        • #5
          Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

          i think it says here

          http://www.rcga.org/innerpage.aspx?x...9Yp8QWJg6GLiQb
          Whats in the bag?
          Basically bunch of titleist stuff
          910d3
          Cb/mbs
          vokeys
          scotty cameron






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          • #6
            Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

            correct after 2014

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            • #7
              Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

              ...well there goes a large number of participants at provincial ams
              TaylorMade / R580 / 9.5* / Graffaloy Blue X
              TaylorMade / 300 Tour / 17* / x100
              Titleist / 755 / 3-PW / X100
              Titleist / Vokey / Raw / 250.08 / S300
              Titleist / Vokey / Satin / 254.10 / S300
              Scratch / Satin / 60* / S300
              Titleist / Scotty Cameron / Mil-Spec

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              • #8
                Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

                ...you think people won't participate because of the groove specifications?


                Originally posted by ZachOly View Post
                ...well there goes a large number of participants at provincial ams

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                • #9
                  Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

                  Originally posted by Chriswalters0990 View Post
                  ...you think people won't participate because of the groove specifications?
                  I think so, especially in the junior provincial am. This rule basically forces every kid to go out and buy a new set of irons and wedges just so they can play in one tournament (or two if they qualify for the Canadian junior).

                  The rule should be: If you're an amateur, you have until 2020 or 2024. If you're a pro, you have until 2010.
                  TaylorMade / R580 / 9.5* / Graffaloy Blue X
                  TaylorMade / 300 Tour / 17* / x100
                  Titleist / 755 / 3-PW / X100
                  Titleist / Vokey / Raw / 250.08 / S300
                  Titleist / Vokey / Satin / 254.10 / S300
                  Scratch / Satin / 60* / S300
                  Titleist / Scotty Cameron / Mil-Spec

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                  • #10
                    Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

                    Anyone aiming to qualify in a comp at that level probably gets new clubs every couple of years anyway.
                    Putting isn't golf, greens should be treated almost the same as water hazards: you land on them, then add two strokes to your score.
                    - Chi Chi Rodriguez

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                    • #11
                      Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

                      for qualifiers your old grooves should be fine until 2014.. even as amateur. My understanding is any professional event, you need new grooves. This is for pga, european tour level though.. most of the qualifiers as amateur or pro will be okay.. BUT if you reach the final stage of major qualifiers you need new grooves. best thing, just get yourself a new set.. i was tired of all the rules and non sense so got a fully conforming set so no hassles.

                      callaway in san diego will sort you out.. call them.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

                        Originally posted by ZachOly View Post
                        ...well there goes a large number of participants at provincial ams
                        Not if they are still playing the older Mizuno forged irons as most of this stuff is conforming under the rules.
                        My set of MX-23 and my son set of MP-30 both conform and they are 4-5 years old.
                        Adams XTD Ti 12.5* / TightLies 2 Ti / Super 9031 Tour / Ping WRX i20 Irons
                        Ping WRX Tour Gorge / YES Natalie Putter B-CG / Leupold GX-4 Rangefinder
                        Personal Best: 79, hoping for another sub 80 round before the Twilight Zone

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                        • #13
                          Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

                          That's true, I think as long as you have the U groove (which was on alot of older models) you are okay. It's the square groove that's the issue..

                          Better to be sure before you compete, it would be a real shame to get a DQ for equipment of all things..

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                          • #14
                            Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

                            Originally posted by s159 View Post
                            That's true, I think as long as you have the U groove (which was on alot of older models) you are okay. It's the square groove that's the issue..

                            Better to be sure before you compete, it would be a real shame to get a DQ for equipment of all things..
                            Many of the older Name Brand U groove irons are not conforming, but many in the Mizuno lineup are.

                            Just because they have U groove does not mean they confirm. Some do, many don't.
                            Adams XTD Ti 12.5* / TightLies 2 Ti / Super 9031 Tour / Ping WRX i20 Irons
                            Ping WRX Tour Gorge / YES Natalie Putter B-CG / Leupold GX-4 Rangefinder
                            Personal Best: 79, hoping for another sub 80 round before the Twilight Zone

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                            • #15
                              Re: Grove rule and qualifying for the Canadian Am

                              I don't think It's unreasonable for a guy to try to qualify for the Canadian Am with older sticks. This isn't the tour here.



                              Originally posted by aaagc View Post
                              Anyone aiming to qualify in a comp at that level probably gets new clubs every couple of years anyway.

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