08 January 2019

Changes to the rules of golf for 2019

Selections from a longer list at Outtabounds:
1. Search time - Reduced from 5 minutes to 3 minutes
2. Ball moved during search - Replace, no penalty
3. Embedded ball - Free relief anywhere through the course
7. Ball unintentionally hits player or equipment - No penalty
9. Touching sand in bunker incidentally is permitted
10. Loose impediments can be removed anywhere including hazards
11. Dropping a ball out of bunker - 2 penalty strokes
13. Touching ground in penalty area - No penalty
14. Ball moves on green after being marked - Replace without penalty
15. Ball accidentally moved on putting green - Replace without penalty
19. Putting with flag stick in hole is now permitted.
20. Ball wedged between flag stick and side of hole is deemed holed
Still waiting for "Moving ball out from behind tree - no penalty."

1 comment:

  1. Not certain I agree with putting while the flag is in.

    One thing that I think would be fair: Landing in a fairway divot: Free drop no closer to the hole. If you've hit the freakin' _fairway_, you shouldn't be subject to any hazard.



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