Why are square grooves banned in golf irons?
Square grooves made headlines when the Ping Eye-2 irons were banned by the United States Golf Association for providing too much assistance to the golfer. They are now illegal in elite-level competition and will be in the organized amateur game by 2024.
What year do Ping irons have square grooves?
All Ping clubs manufactured up to 2010 have been manufactured with square grooves. The PING logo is present on the rear of the iron along with the club make, manufacturer Karsten’s name and serial number.
Are U grooves illegal in PGA tournaments?
After great debate, golf’s governing bodies, the USGA (United States Golf Association) and R&A (Royal and Ancient Golf Club), designated that square or "U" groovesare illegal in PGA tournament play.
What is a square groove on a golf club?
Square groove refers to the cross section of the grooves. Square grooves made headlines when the Ping Eye-2 irons were banned by the United States Golf Association for providing too much assistance to the golfer.