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amateur status in all parts of the golfing world, except the United States
and Mexico (where the USGA defines the rules). Since 1952, the R&A
and the USGA have worked closely together to produce a uniform code of
rules so that wherever the game is played the same laws apply.
With regards to handicaps, the USGA has devised a system with the
purpose of making the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players
of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. Only authorized
golf associations and golf clubs that have obtained a license from the
USGA can issue the USGA Handicap Index from this system.
In order to be an authorized golf club that may apply for a license, all of
the following conditions must be met - and more. This is only a small
USGA handicaps are available from many state and regional golf
associations. Full details of the USGA requirements should be obtained
from the USGA.
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