Adam Schupak considers groove rule change ramifications on equipment manufacturers and offers this:
One issue that equipment companies likely won’t worry about: filing a suit against the USGA.
Nauman said Acushnet won’t oppose implementation of the rule. And Ping officials – who previously battled the USGA and PGA Tour over grooves nearly two decades ago – said the USGA, while drafting the changes, took every precaution to avoid litigation.
“Let’s put it this way: The document has been very well lawyered,” Solheim said.