ILLINOIS PGA GROOVE POLICY

The Illinois PGA Section WILL NOT ADOPT the Condition of Competition regarding grooves and punch marks for the majority of events on its 2016 Section events, including the Illinois Open Championship and qualifying events.

Below are the three (3) areas in which the PGA of America Board of Directors voted on and approved concerning the Condition of Competition regarding grooves and punch marks:

1) The PGA of America will adopt the Condition of Competition for Grooves and/or Punch Marks for its three major Member Championships, i.e. PNC, Senior PNC and Assistant Championships starting in calendar year 2015 on a National level.

2) The PGA of America will adopt the Condition of Competition at the PGA Section levels (qualifying stages) of these three above listed Championship events, i.e. Illinois PGA Section Championship, Illinois PGA Senior Championship and Illinois PGA Assistant Championship.

3) The PGA of America will not adopt the Condition of Competition at any of the other Championships, i.e. PGA Winter Championships, PGA Tournament Series, PGA Junior Championship, etc. in 2015.