What are the new golf rules for 2019?
2019 Rule: Under Rule 10.1a, if the player’s club accidentally hits the ball more than once during a single stroke: ➢ There will be no penalty and the ball will be played as it lies.
Can you leave the flag in when putting 2019?
The New Rule: According to the USGA, under Rule 13.2a(2), “There will no longer be a penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole.” Players will still have the option to remove the flagstick or to have someone tend the pin and remove it after the ball is struck.
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.
Is there a penalty for hitting another golf ball on the green 2019?
(1) No Penalty for Accidentally Causing Ball to Move. There is no penalty if the player, opponent or another player in stroke play accidentally moves the player’s ball or ball-marker on the putting green. The player must: Replace the ball on its original spot (which if not known must be estimated) (see Rule 14.2), or.