Can you use a non conforming driver in tournaments?



Can you use a non conforming driver in tournaments?

Any driver that appears on these lists is conforming, and, therefore, "legal" to use under the Rules of Golfer. If you cannot find your driver on these lists, that probably means the driver is non-conforming and, therefore, cannot be used in tournament rounds or other rounds of golf played by the rules.

When are non-conforming golf drivers illegal?

When a driver is intentionally non-conforming: Those off-brand or niche companies that intentionally make and market non-conforming drivers don’t bother submitting them to the USGA and R&A. They build them to be "illegal," after all. How? Typically, by making the clubheads larger than the rules allow.

Why don’t more golfers use non-conforming driver heads?

But most golfers won’t use such a driver because of the stigma of using a club that breaks the rules. The governing bodies of golf maintain lists of golf driver heads that conform to the Rules of Golf. (What many golfers think of as the non -conforming drivers list is actually called the conforming drivers list.)

Why are my golf clubs not conforming?

There are many possible reasons, but two are most common. When a driver is unintentionally non-conforming: Occasionally, major golf brands will, in pushing up as close to the limits as possible, unintentionally go over the limits or otherwise fail to meet the equipment requirements that are set forth in the rule book.