It’s not a hazard anymore
There’s one caveat to the new golf rules allowing a golfer to ground their club in a hazard.
It’s not called a hazard anymore.
It’s not called a water hazard.
It’s now called a penalty area.
Can you ground your club in a hazard in 2019?
GOLF RULES 2019: NEW KNEE HEIGHT DROP RULE
On top of this, golfers can move loose impediments in bunkers and will not be penalised for generally grounding their club away from their ball. However, you still CANNOT ground your club when playing a BUNKER shot.
What are the golf rule changes for 2019?
2019 Rule: Under Rule 11.1, for all accidental deflections, including when the ball hits the player or opponent or their equipment or caddies: ➢ There will be no penalty and the ball will be played as it lies (with limited exceptions).
What is considered grounding club in hazard?
Grounding Your Club in a Hazard
The top of the grass may be touched during a practice swing. The penalty for grounding your club is loss of the hole in Match Play or a two-shot penalty in Stroke Play.
Can you play out of red stakes?
You can play the ball out of the hazard if possible, which should be considered but remember that in most cases it is best to drop the ball under a penalty of one stroke unless you have a high percentage shot out of the hazard. If the hazard line is red you have the options above plus two more.