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Does the Open go too far?

...are either unapologetic or secretive about their policies, the statement was unusual. USGA communications director Marty Parkes said it merely articulates a long-standing philosophy, which he hopes will be better understood. "After last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/12/gol_455771.shtml
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Slow play, split tees

...either. "There is valid criticism about pace of play at the Open and other golf competitions," USGA spokesman Marty Parkes said. "We've tried to do things to address that. Obviously, we haven't been successful." No one has. Lanny...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/17/gol_326994.shtml
Golf
USGA denies disabled caddie's cart request

...was about competitors and people whose livelihoods are involved. Clearly, that isn't the case," USGA spokesman Marty Parkes said. "If he was a player, it would have been different. At our championships, we don't allow the use of a cart...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/10/gol_317814.shtml
Golf
U.S. open notebook

...Course in Springfield, N.J., every 13 years for half a century. That will likely change in 2006. USGA spokesman Marty Parkes said contracts are being completed for the next two available Opens, in 2006 and 2007. An announcement will be made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/14/gol_312960.shtml
Golf
Open could return to Pinehurst No. 2

...dependability of shuttle transportation. "I've heard nothing but positive things from everybody involved," said Marty Parkes, the USGA's senior director of communications. "We even got a break with the weather. And I'm sure we had no...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/20/edi_264095.shtml
Editorials
Judge denies golfer's request to use cart

...one player a cart would create an unfair advantage, and that's exactly what the judge found," said USGA spokesman Marty Parkes. Miller made clear in his ruling that his decision does not affect Casey Martin, who won the right last year to ride...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/21/oth_261926.shtml
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USGA interested in museum at famed restaurant

...for the 2004 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island. "We're trying reach more people," USGA spokesman Marty Parkes said Tuesday. "We want to try to promote our museum a little differently." The Tea Room, next to Carnegie Hall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/06/gol_356795.shtml
Golf
Disabled golfer sues USGA for right to use cart

...was conducting a clinic. "I went ahead and walked three holes in 1998 before I was forced to quit." USGA spokesman Marty Parkes said the organization stands by its position. "We've always maintained that walking should be part of the competition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/02/gol_286818.shtml
Golf
No one knows when Woods will play again

...is still tending to his mother. "We haven't had any indication that he's not going to play," USGA spokesman Marty Parkes said Tuesday. The U.S. Open ends on Father's Day, as usual, and what a tribute that would be. The last time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/24/gol_82652.shtml
Golf
Golf equipment pioneer dies of cancer

...pitchman for the club. "Obviously, we had a difference of opinion on spring-like effect," said USGA spokesman Marty Parkes. "But a lot of people here had a lot of respect for him and what he did for the game. Go out today on any golf course...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/06/gol_317148.shtml
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