19 most important changes to the Rules of Golf 2019

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

Andy Roberts's picture
Mon, 7 Jan 2019
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#11 - WATER HAZARDS ARE NOW CALLED 'PENALTY AREAS', AND THERE IS NO PENALTY FOR TOUCHING THE GROUND IN A PENALTY AREA... REMEMBER, STILL NOT IN A BUNKER THOUGH!


 

#12 - NEW 'LOCAL RULE' (THIS IS DOWN TO CLUB COMMITTEES TO DECIDE) ALLOWS GOLFERS TO DROP IN THE AREA OF WHERE A BALL IS LOST OR OUT OF BOUNDS UNDER A TWO-STROKE PENALTY

#13 - BALL MOVES ON GREEN AFTER BEING MARKED - REPLACE WITHOUT PENALTY

#14 - BALL ACCIDENTALLY MOVES ON PUTTING GREEN - REPLACE NO PENALTY

Image result for ball moves on putting green DUSTIN JOHNSON

#15 - ALL DAMAGE TO GREEN CAN NOW BE REPAIRED

#16 - POSITIONING A CLUB FOR ALIGNMENT IS NOT PERMITTED

#17 - CADDIE ASSISTING WITH ALIGNMENT IS NOW NOT PERMITTED

Bryson DeChambeau plans to leave flagstick IN for putts in 2019!

#18 - PUTTING WITH FLAGSTICK IN HOLE IS NOW PERMITTED

#19 - BALL WEDGED AGAINST FLAGSTICK AND SIDE OF HOLE IS NOW DEEMED AS HOLED

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