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Radical overhaul of rules of golf proposed to modernise the game

THE R&A and USGA have announced what amounts to the biggest overhaul of the rules of golf in more than 30 years.

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Modernising Golf’s Rules: Key Changes Infographic

The R&A and USGA has released a preview of golf’s proposed Rules changes. Here’s an infographic of five of the most significant changes, and also a link to video resources and explanations of the proposals expected to have the most impact on the game and to be of most interest to golfers.

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New “DJ” rule for golfers accidentally moving a ball on the putting green

COMMON sense for once reigns in the golfing world with the powers that be announcing a new local rule that says there will be no penalty if a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. INFOGRAPHIC

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A Guide to Golf’s Most Unusual Rules

HOW well do you know the Rules of Golf? Back in 1744 it wasn’t so hard to master them, after all there were only 13 rules and the official “rulesbook” only comprised half a page.   The rules booklet is now more encyclopedic and even if you think you know it all quite well there […]

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Golf Rules: Taking Relief from Immovable Obstructions

HERE’S another golf rules area that causes confusion with many golfers: taking relief from immovable obstructions. When, where, why and how can you do it.

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Golf Rules: Common mistakes players make

MOST club golfers learn about the Rules of Golf from their playing partners … which means there are a lot of golfing myths and inaccuracies passed around.

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Pitch Marks: Repairing Pitch Marks that interfere with putts: Golf Rules Video

WE all pretty much know you can repair pitch marks when you’re on the putting green and there’s a divot in the way of your intended line. But the rules covering putting from the fringe can be a bone of contention for some.

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Ball moves on putting green – GA Golf Rules Video

GOLF Australia has highlighted this timely golf rules video on the often asked situation where a ball moves after being marked on the putting green.

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Rules of Golf bunker question

BUNKERS can not only be difficult to get out of at times they can also be a minefield when it comes to the Rules of Golf. One of our readers, Andrew Janiak, obviously had a lively discussion with his playing partner over a bunker incident and the interpretation of the rules during a recent round. […]

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QUESTION: In a stableford round Tom putted up just 50 cm short of the hole, he properly marked his ball, put the ball in his pocket and tended the flag for the other players. By accident when replacing the ball on the mark he substituted another ball and subsequently sunk the putt?

 

What is the ruling?

 

1. Tom is penalized two strokes and must replace the proper ball on the mark before putting out
2. Tom is penalized one stroke and must re-take the putt using the original ball
3. Tom is penalized two strokes and the putt counts

Golf Rules Quiz No 6

QUESTION: In a stableford round Tom putted up just 50 cm short of the hole, he properly marked his ball, put the ball in his pocket and tended the flag for the other players. By accident when replacing the ball on the mark he substituted another ball and subsequently sunk the putt? What is the […]

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