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<p>Conforming Golf Balls
The List of Conforming Golf Balls will be updated effective the first Wednesday of
each month. The updates will be available for download the Monday prior to each
effective date. Please visit www.usga.org or www.randa.org for the latest listing.
*Please note that the list is updated monthly (i.e., golf balls are added to and
deleted from the list each month). The effective period of the Conforming Ball List
is located on the top of each page. To ensure accurate rulings, access and print the
Conforming Ball List by the first Wednesday of every month.
April 5, 2017
HOW TO USE THIS LIST
To find a ball: The balls are listed alphabetically by Pole marking ( brand name or Manufacturer name ), then by Seam marking.
Each ball type is listed as a separate entry. For each ball type the following information is give to the extent that it appears on the ball. *
Pole marking(s). For the purpose of identification, pole markings are defined as the major markings, regardless of the actual location with respect to any
Color of cover.
Seam marking(s). For the purpose of identification, seam markings, on the equator of the ball, are defined as the minor markings, regardless of the actual
location with respect to any manufacturing seams.
*NOTE: Playing numbers are not considered to be part of the markings. A single ball type may have playing numbers of different colors and still be listed as a
single ball type.
READING A LISTING
Examples of listings are shown on the next page with explanatory notes. The format is the same on each page. The main Pole marking and the main Seam
marking (if any) are set to the left margin, while any second Pole or Seam markings are indented.
In view of the complexity of the markings on some brands, players and officials should take great care, in events in which the List is in operation, to ensure that
the ball corresponds exactly to the description of one of the listed brands. If there is any doubt the ball should