“From the project’s inception our one goal was to make the Rules easier to understand and apply for all golfers” said Thomas Pagel senior managing director of Governance for the USGA.
“Now I’m standing up for myself and the rest of the LGBTQ community in hopes of being an inspiration and making a difference in someone’s life. Although it’s a lot more accepted in our society today we still see children teens and adults being ridiculed and discriminated against for being the way we are.
“It sets a new standard in the way we write and interpret the Rules and is central to our efforts to ensure a healthy future for golf. We look forward to continuing that process in the years to come.”