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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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Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new in bunkers?

Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new in bunkers?

Golf Rules New in the Bunker Touching the sand in the bunker (Rule 12) Previously, touching the sand in the bunker before the stroke was not permitted, except for very few exceptions. Now, touching the sand incidentally is basically allowed, i.e., you are permitted to lean on your club. However, you are still not allowed […]

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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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