How the USGA is managing equipment innovation

Co-hosts Jon Last and David Klein provide an inside look at the USGA’s equipment standards department

Sports & Leisure Research Group’s Jon Last and David Klein welcome the USGA’s Steve Quintavalla for a discussion on the breadth of golf equipment testing, product approval and analysis.

[1:24] Unique and diverse skill sets drive USGA equipment testing 
[2:30] The magnitude and process of reviewing and approving new golf equipment  
[3:58] Quick turn-around times from submission to a decision 
[5:00] Game Theory and informing the governance of golf 
[6:34] Analysis supporting development of the U.S. Adaptive Open Championship 
[7:28] Perspectives on innovation and the future of golf equipment  
[8:55] Innovation within the Rules of Golf