Eric Cole, best rookie of 2023 like his mather


Eric Cole, best rookie of 2023 like his mather
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His mother, Laura Baugh, distinguished herself as the best rookie on the LPGA Tour in 1973. Fifty years later, her son Eric Cole achieved the same recognition on the PGA Tour. The story of the 35-year-old from Palm Springs is a story worth telling ( Florida) who, after waiting over ten years to win a 'card' on the top American circuit, beat the competition of Ludvig Aber, a Swedish talent, establishing himself as the 'best rookie' of the 2023 PGA Tour.

Eric Cole, statements

"This award represents a great honor for me. You only have one chance in your life to win it. I thank my colleagues, their votes represent a great certificate of esteem for me", Cole's satisfaction. The second oldest Arnold Palmer Award winner after Todd Hamilton (in 2004, when he was 38), he has seven Top 10s in 2023, including a second place at the Honda Classic.

This is the story of Eric Cole. The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played. They are jointly written and administered by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body of golf throughout the world, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are the responsibility of the United States Golf Association.

An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision is effective January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance.

The rule book, entitled "Rules of Golf", is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status. In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and managing the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.

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