‘It is a far reaching set of proposals’ – R&A rules chief explains amateur changes

As the R&A unveil proposals to alter the Rules of Amateur Status, Grant Moir, the governing body's director of rules, talks about the motivations behind the potential changes

The overwhelming majority of golfers are amateurs and so changes to the Rules of Amateur Status - the code that distinguishes the 99 per cent of us from professionals - has the potential to have huge impact. The R&A and USGA have unveiled draft proposals for sweeping alterations: ranging from allowing players to accept cash prizes up to a certain limit to giving elite amateurs the opportunity to obtain sponsorship to meet the demands of funding a busy competitive season....
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