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THE major overhaul aimed at simplifying the Rules of Golf to come into effect on January 1 2019 will be further aided by the introduction of a new "Player's Edition" of the rules that will provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the rules for golfers at all levels.
MOVES the make the Rules of Golf fairer and easier to understand have been completed with the R&A and the USGA unveiled the final result of a major shakeup to be implemented on 1 January 2019.
THE R&A and USGA have announced what amounts to the biggest overhaul of the rules of golf in more than 30 years.
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.
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
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.
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.
WATCHING Tim Clark make the winning putt in the Canadian Open, with his Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Broom Stick Putter, has prompted not only me, but a bunch of other disillusioned golfers to throw more verbal darts in the general direction of the Clubhouse at St Andrews.
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