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The USGA and The R&A Release Clarification to Rule 4.1b

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The USGA and The R&A have provided a clarification that introduces a Local Rule

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Rules Ramblings: Episode 2

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Tell us how you really feel! We hit the streets to get your thoughts on the new Rules of Golf.

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Rules Ramblings: Episode 1

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

With a new set of Rules now in effect, we took to the streets to get your opinions on the new Rules of Golf.

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USGA Statement Regarding Amateur Status of Highly Ranked Golfer Lucy Li

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

The USGA Amateur Status Committee has ruled that amateur golfer Lucy Li breached Rule 6-2 of the Rules of Amateur Status

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Golf’s New Rules: Relief for an Embedded Ball

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Under the new rules of golf, players may take relief for an embedded ball anywhere in the “general area” (except in sand).

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The USGA And The R&A Release Clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4): Restriction on Caddie Standing Behind Player

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The USGA and The R&A have provided two clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4) regarding restrictions on caddies standing behind players, which take effect immediately.

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Rules of Golf – Equipment

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

By now you’ve probably heard, the new Rules of Golf are in effect.

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Rules of Golf – Ball at Rest

Friday, January 11th, 2019

New Year, new Rules. Golf’s new Rules are now in effect.

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Golf’s New Rules: Ball Moved During Search

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Under the new Rules of Golf, if a player accidentally moves his or her ball while searching for it:

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Golf’s New Rules: “Maximum Score” Form of Stroke Play

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Under the new Rules of Golf, an alternative form of stroke play called “Maximum Score” allows for

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Golf’s New Rules: Replacing Ball When Original Spot Not Known

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Under the new Rules of Golf, if your golf ball at rest is lifted or moved from it's original spot

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Golf’s New Rules: The Flagstick

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Under the new Rules of Golf, there will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole.

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Golf’s New Rules: Unplayable Ball in Bunker

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Get familiar with the some of the changes in the new Rules of Golf, before they go into effect on January 1, 2019.

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USGA and R&A finalize limits on use of green-reading materials

Monday, October 15th, 2018
USGA and R&A finalize limits on green-reading materials

The USGA and R&A have published the finalized interpretation on the use of green-reading materials in golf, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

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