The LPGA, the world's top women's golf tour, has announced that players who can't speak good English will be banned.
The new measures are due to come into force next year with tuition available for those who need help.
But an announcement from the LPGA, the world's top women's golf tour, that players who can't speak good English will be banned, has been criticised by a legend of the women's game.
Vivien Saunders is a former British Open champion who founded the first European women's tour and was the first non-American resident to get an LPGA tour card.
She says the organisation then invented a new category of overseas player and charged her double entry fees.
Saunders feels the new rule says a lot about the American attitude to overseas players and that she celebrates any foreign player's success in the States.
She says the LPGA is "absolutely dreadful".