The new rules for golf will come into effect from 1st January 2019.
Summary of the Notable 2019 Golf Rule Changes
- Players may repair spike marks on the green.
- Players may putt with flagstick in.
- Drops will be from knee height.
- Search time reduced to 3 minutes.
- No penalty for accidentally moving the ball.
- In bunkers, no penalty for generally touching sand with hand or club.
- No penalty for moving loose impediments in hazards.
- Caddies can’t line up players.
New rule books are already available in the foyer.