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Petition to the USGA and R&A

The USGA and R&A currently do not allow smartphone based apps to be used in competition.

FreeCaddie and FreeCaddie Pro both conform to all USGA/R&A rules but may not be used in competition if the device itself is non-conforming.

Many users have emailed asking what can be done about this so we have started an online petition to see if this ruling can be changed.

The Petition

We've put a petition on www.change.org to begin an effort to change this ruling.

http://www.change.org/petitions/usga-r-a-allow-rules-compliant-smartphone-golf-gps-rangefinders-apps-in-competition#

The Original Ruling and Clarification

This is the original ruling:

http://www.randa.org/en/Equipment/Equipment-Notices/Archive/2009/November/joint-statement-on-electronic-devices.aspx

This is the clarification:

http://www.randa.org/en/Rules and Amateur Status/Rules in Focus/Archive/2011/March/DMDs.aspx

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