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Pinehurst setup should mend fences

...masterpiece - Pinehurst No. 2. Good news - it won't be. The USGA's outgoing director of rules and competition, Tom Meeks, doesn't want his legacy to be the back-to-back destruction of two of the three primary pillars in the U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/08/mic_455421.shtml
Scott Michaux | Augusta National Golf Club
Heat is on to maintain fair course

...Pinehurst No. 2 turns into Shinnecock Hills, the United States Golf Association should consider itself warned. "I told Tom Meeks, 'If you lose the golf course, you'd better hide,'" said Vijay Singh of his conversation with the USGA's senior...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/16/gol_456112.shtml
Golf
USGA on Women's Open: Shinnecock it's not

...being in shoddy condition for much of the spring. But the course made a stunning recovery over the last month, which Tom Meeks of the USGA attributed to superintendent Matt Manzi and his crew. "I called him a magician, because he's done magic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/01/gol_420759.shtml
Golf
Els says USGA turned Open into 'farce'

...worst score in a U.S. Open. "I went from second to ninth with an 80, and that tells you how ridiculous it was." Tom Meeks, senior director of rules and competition for the USGA, later said that an average score of 78.72 was not ideal and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/14/gol_422100.shtml
Golf
International incident averted

...While it seems as if they keep making up rules as they go along to keep peace in these matches, former USGA official Tom Meeks said that the miscommunication allowed Love to replace the mark without incurring the usual one-stroke penalty. Weir...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/25/gol_6396.shtml
Golf
Whining doesn't get the ball in the hole

...at Atlanta Athletic Club were not cut low enough and that he was getting flier lies. The list goes on, so long that Tom Meeks no longer keeps track. "All players have whined about something," said Meeks, director of rules and competition for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/12/gol_343488.shtml
Golf
Shinnecock gets tougher, better with age

...in 1995 have been mainly cosmetic. "We've done very little to Shinnecock since the last time it was there," said Tom Meeks, the USGA's senior director of rules and competition who has been setting up U.S. Open courses since 1996. "Other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/17/gol_419186.shtml
Golf
Augusta could use this type of excitement

...to love. As venerable golf scribe Dan Jenkins once wrote, "It's a grumpy event." However, since taking over for Tom Meeks in 2006 as the USGA's senior director of rules and competitions, Davis is bringing a fresh new philosophy of championship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/15/mic_462275.shtml
Scott Michaux | Augusta National Golf Club
PGA needed push to pick up the pace

...amateur game and makes the four-hour round as extinct as the dinosaur. USGA senior director of rules and competition Tom Meeks says the slow-play problem is fostered in college. Junior golfers tend to play fast, hoping to squeeze in as many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/15/mic_456066.shtml
Scott Michaux | Augusta National Golf Club
Interpretations aside, Venturi says Palmer not a cheat

...he announced he was playing two balls before playing either of them. Whatever the case, the rules still back Palmer. Tom Meeks, senior director of rules and competition for the U.S. Golf Association, said Sunday that the 1958 rule (11-5...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/05/gol_411085.shtml
Golf