The Rules of Golf are often a hot-button issue, especially when you can call in an infraction while sitting on your couch. But now it’s time to get out your paper and pencils, because changes are here.
For the first time in three years, and the most drastic in more than 60 years, officials from the United States Golf Association have reorganized the rules of golf to make them easier to understand and apply. Many of the changes are a long time coming and most will be welcomed with open arms by golfers world-wide.
In the interest of saving you time reading this blog, we’ve included only a few changes we believe will save you time on the golf course.
You can leave the flagstick in when you putt
Three minutes is the maximum time allowance to search for a lost ball
You can find the rest of the rule changes that take effect January 1, 2019 by visiting the USGA’s website here.