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The 20 most important changes to the rules of golf in 2019 via USGA and R&A


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#31 Halebopp

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:30 PM

View Postduffer987, on 09 January 2019 - 03:06 PM, said:

View PostHalebopp, on 09 January 2019 - 01:23 PM, said:

View Postduffer987, on 09 January 2019 - 09:20 AM, said:

For folks that like pictures with their overview, I really like this simple PDF from Ogbourne Downs GC in England:
https://www.ogbourne...hanges-2019.pdf

Note: It's not super duper official, so the adjectives used and the scale and definition of the images may offend some.

I can't help but believe you're trying to take a stab at me, Duffer. I had a thought you'd be above such attempts at low blows.

That's a well-done presentation, why would it offend anyone? Although the slide about alignment help could use a different header, the body of text does cover the essence of the rule properly though.

If you can't see a difference in putting out helpful, factual information and making things up (or posting misinformation) and attempting to basically steal the identities of other organizations to give it credibility, well, I don't know what to say.
I should of put a ;) on it - I meant no general or specific offense, I was obviously (I thought) poking fun at some of the responses in this thread, while sharing what I hoped would be a useful overview. If I was going to take a pop at someone I'd have left no doubt :)
I've actually sent the link to my golfing mates cause while it might not be 100% spot on, it helped me oot.
And also as Ska points out, I generally don't know if it's wholly accurate.

I wasn't offended, should I say, just slightly irritated and surprised. :drinks:

Such lists are helpful for the masses as people aren't used to reading rules books when it comes to their hobbies. One could just hope the information shared on such lists would be correct and wouldn't lead to more trouble down the line. Hopefully your friends won't be taking free relief from embedded balls in bunkers and penalty areas.  :)

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#32 elwhippy

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:43 PM

My club is hosting a new rules night in a couple of weeks with a PGA referee. Should be interesting.

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#33 sui generis

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:46 PM

Item #18, is interesting in a couple of ways. There are a number of TV watching golfers who, in the past have taken offense at the practice of caddies positioning themselves behind their player prior to play. Secondly, in junior golf (especially junior-junior golf) parental caddies are seen by some as taking over the alignment process from their children. It may be that the 2019 Rule change is in response to those objections.

What's this change got to do with us, the average golfer? Caddies . . . wish I had that problem. ;)

Where it matters to us is when we play in forms of play involving a partner, such as Four-Ball. So, are there limitations on our partner's assistance? The answer is yes.

Tucked away in R23.5, Player’s Actions Affecting Partner’s Play, is the caution that a partner may not do anything that the player’s caddie is prohibited from doing, such as helping line up or standing behind the player.

http://www.usga.org/...23&subrulenum=5

If you're interested in the list of what a caddie (or partner) may and may not do look at R10.3.

http://www.usga.org/...10&subrulenum=3
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:15 PM

2 stroke penalty for a drop outside a bunker? Well, there are days where this would save me some stokes, Woot!

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:33 PM

Are drops all still 2 clubs or NPR and 1 cl?

This doesn't come up in summaries

Edited by cardoustie, 09 January 2019 - 11:33 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:41 PM

View Postcardoustie, on 09 January 2019 - 11:33 PM, said:

Are drops all still 2 clubs or NPR and 1 cl?

This doesn't come up in summaries

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