Rules of Golf

LOCAL RULES &
2019 RULES OF GOLF

CHANGES TO RULES OF GOLF - 2019

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Golf Australia in conjunction with the R & A and USGA are introducing a host of new rules in 2019 to help streamline and quicken up the game of golf. Below is a series of videos that explain each rule change.

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Areas the Committee May Mark as Penalty Areas

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Ball Moved During Search

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Ball Played from Green Hits Unattended Flagstick in Hole

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Caddie Lifting Ball on Putting Green

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Caddies Standing Behind Player to Help Lining Up

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Elimination of Requirement to Announce Intent to Lift Ball

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Encouraging Prompt Pace of Play 1

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Encouraging Prompt Pace of Play 2

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Local Rule – Alternative to Stroke and Distance

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Maximum Score Form Stroke Play

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Measurig the Size

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Measuring the size of the relief area where a ball must be dropped and played

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Moving Loose Impediments or Touching Ground in Bunker

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New Procedure for Dropping a Ball

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No Penalty for Moving Ball on the Putting Green

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Procedure for Taking Back on a Line Relief

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Procedure for Taking Lateral Relief

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Repairing Damage on Putting Green