2019 New Golf Rules

Check out the 5 Most Significant Changes

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by Kathy Wood in Golf Tip

NEW 2019 Golf Rules

You may have heard that there are some changes to the Rules of Golf for 2019. If you watch golf on TV you may notice some players leaving the flagstick in the cup while putting (a new rule).

Or you may notice that the ball is being dropped from knee height instead of shoulder height (another new rule).

While I must admit that some of the rules may take a bit of adjusting, it is worth taking a read and reviewing exactly what is now different. It is definitely advantageous to familiarize yourself with the changes as they are designed to be more player friendly.

Below is an infographic from the USGA on the 5 Most Significant Changes for 2019 

Here are a few links for you to easily access the official USGA site.

USGA Rules Homepage

USGA Rules Resources for Charts and Infographics

Major Changes for 2019

The USGA and R&A are making efforts to create a more player friendly golf experience by speeding up the game and simplifying the rules.

Take a few minutes and review the new rules and I hope you have an amazing 2019!