Talk:United States Golf Association

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Hello, the USGA claims that they represent golf in Mexico [1]. But there's a Mexican Golf Federation [2], and recognized as such by the Mexican Olympic Committee [3]. Can anyone help to find why there's this conflict between those organizations's claims? --NaBUru38 (talk) 16:26, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

The Rules of Golf from the USGA apply in U.S., its territories, and Mexico. The RoG form R&A covers the rest of the world. The rules are basically identical now so the distinction doesn't mean much. Tewapack (talk) 16:45, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Ok, Tewapack, so the Mexican Golf Federation follows the rules of golf as published by the USGA. That makes sense.
But that doesn't make it "the governing body of golf in Mexico", at least as I understand the term "governing body". Your thoughts? --NaBUru38 (talk) 19:37, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
That's the term that golf uses, both the USGA (as you linked above) and The R&A (as here). Their are several levels of sports governing body in golf: the USGA and The R&A, the International Golf Federation, and the many national bodies (template:National members of the International Golf Federation) of which the Mexican Golf Federation is one. Tewapack (talk) 19:51, 14 August 2015 (UTC)