19 most important changes to the Rules of Golf 2019

The biggest golf rule changes you need to know about this season.

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Happy New Year... golf's new modernised rules have landed!

In no particular order, we list the 19 most important golf rule changes you NEED to know about in 2019 and beyond...


 

#1 - SEARCH TIME REDUCED FROM 5 MINS TO 3 MINS

#2 - BALL MOVED DURING SEARCH - REPLACE, NO PENALTY

#3 - EMBEDDED BALL - FREE RELIEF ANYWHERE THROUGH THE COURSE

#4 - MEASURING A DROP - USE LONGEST CLUB (EXCEPT PUTTER)

#5 - TAKE DROPS FROM KNEE HEIGHT RATHER THAN SHOULDER HEIGHT

#6 - BALL UNINTENTIONALLY HITS PLAYER OR EQUIPMENT - NO PENALTY

#7 - DOUBLE HIT - NO PENALTY, NOW ONLY COUNTS AS ONE STROKE

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#8 - TOUCHING SAND IN BUNKER ACCIDENTALLY IS PERMITTED

#9 - LOOSE IMPEDIMENTS CAN BE REMOVED ANYWHERE INCLUDING HAZARDS

#10 - DROPPING A BALL OUT OF BUNKER - TWO PENALTY STROKES

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