20 Must Know Rules of Golf Changes for 2019
- Drop from knee height (NOT shoulder height)
- Measure the area to drop in with the longest club in your bag (except a putter)
- Drop in and play from the relief area.
- When dropping back-on-the-line, your ball cannot be played from nearer the hole than your chosen reference point.
What are the new golf rule changes?
New rule: A player may take relief outside the bunker back on the line from the hole through where ball was at rest for 2 penalty strokes. New rule: A caddie may lift and replace the player’s ball on the putting green without the player’s specific authorization to do so.
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.
Can you putt with flag in hole 2019?
As of the start of the 2019 calendar year, golfers of all levels can now putt with the flagstick left in the hole. Caddies can also take the flag out or have it attended – previously the only two options.