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Dealing with Loose Impediments

Dealing with Loose Impediments

USGA Rule 15 addresses dealing with “loose impediments” and is one of the most frequently used rules in our rural game. And it is one of the rules that has undergone a substantial change with the revision of the rules, which came into force in 2019. But let’s take things one at a time. Dealing […]

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Flagstick In The Hole – Yes Or No?

Flagstick In The Hole – Yes Or No?

One of the main USGA rule changes which came into force in 2019 affects putts – the flag may now be left in the hole when putting. However, this has led to controversy about whether the flagstick is more of a help or a hindrance to holing the ball. Flagstick In In an empirical study, […]

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Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new in the Basic Rules?

Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new in the Basic Rules?

Golf Rules New Basic Rules Club-length (Definition) Previously, the player could use any of his clubs to measure out a club length. Now, a club length is defined as the longest club in your bag, except for the putter. Good to know: Using extra-long, “broom handle” putters for measuring is thus no longer allowed. Dropping […]

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Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new in the penalty areas?

Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new in the penalty areas?

Golf Rules New in the Penalty Area Penalty areas (Definition) Previously, water hazards could only be marked as such if they actually contained water. Now, water hazards are called penalty areas and no longer have to contain water. Good to know: This means that golf clubs are free to mark other parts of the course […]

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