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.

Rules of Golf 19