Goose News: 5 Things To Know About The 2019 Golf Rule Changes!!! The R&A and USGA have revealed the new golf rules to be implemented on 1st January 2019 and there are some huge changes set to come into play.
The changes have been brought in to #modernise
the game and #speed
1. Dropping Procedure:
Last year it was #proposed
that golfers could #drop
from any height above an inch, however this has been changed to #knee
height. So from 1st Jan 2019, when taking relief golfers will now drop from knee height – no longer shoulder height.
2. Double-hitting a shot:
There will no longer be a #penalty
for double-hitting a shot.
Golfers will simply count the #single #stroke
they took to #strike
the ball, rather than counting two shots for #hitting
the ball twice.
3. Out of bounds rule change:
Golf’s out of bounds #rule
is set to undergo huge changes in a bid to speed up play.
From 1st Jan 2019, clubs will be allowed to install a local rule that golfers can drop a new ball in the #vicinity
of where their ball has gone out of bounds, with a two #stroke
penalty. So no more walking back to the tee!
4. Moving the ball:
There will be no #penalty
for accidentally moving your ball on the #putting #green
or when looking for it in the rough. A player is not #responsible
for causing a ball to move unless it is “virtually certain" that they did.
5. The flag stick:
It no #longer
has to be #attended
when putting and there will be no penalty if a golfer #hits
an unattended #flagstick
in the hole.
Read more at https://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/features/the-game/2019-golf-rule-changes-166579#J5qKTwcpMLgEly8g
#golf #goosegolf #golfing