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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 with Retrieving your ball?

Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new with Retrieving your ball?

Golf Rules New with Retrieving your Ball Search time (Rule 18) Previously, five minutes were available for finding a lost ball. Now, the maximum search time is only three minutes. Good to know: Most balls were previously found within three minutes, and searching during the last two minutes was often unsuccessful – it is not […]

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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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