The USGA Rule pertaining to new groove and punch mark specifications will be in effect at all tournaments.
The use of distance-measuring devices will be permitted in all Adams Golf Pro Tour Series winter events. The devices can only measure distance. The use of devices that gauge or measure other conditions that may affect a player's play (e.g. wind or gradient) regardless of whether used is NOT permitted.
a. Searching for or Identifying Ball Covered by Sand
If the player's ball lying anywhere on the course is believed to be covered by sand, to the extent that he cannot find or identify it, he may, without penalty, touch or move the sand in order to find or identify the ball. If the ball is found and identified as his, the player must re-create the lie as nearly as possible by replacing the sand. If the ball is moved during the touching or moving of sand while searching for or identifying the ball, there is no penalty; the ball must be replaced and the lie re-created.
In re-creating a lie under this Rule, the player is permitted to leave a small part of the ball visible.