30 Days of 2019 Rules Changes!

There are about 30 major changes to the rules in 2019, and day by day we’ll be going through each of these changes to discuss and discover what’s new in 2019!

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Our View(s) on Rule 10.2b(4)

Below are the views of the RulesGeeks.com staff on Rule 10.2b(4). Erik J. Barzeski Rule 10.2b(4) is a good Rule, and despite popular opinion and the likes of Rickie Fowler or Justin Thomas or Luke Donald calling the Rule "stupid," a reasonably well-written Rule, too....

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Haotong Li at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic

This past weekend, Hatong Li was penalized two strokes under Rule 10.2b(4) on the 18th green at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic: https://twitter.com/brijon5555/status/1089579263798460416 The penalty dropped Li from a T-3 to a T-12 finish, costing him about €100,000....

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The Double Hit Challenge

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsduCavHRd1/ https://twitter.com/HSBC_Sport/status/1085144562392317957 In the 2019 Rules of Golf, Rule 10.1a says: In making a stroke: The player must fairly strike at the ball with the head of the club such that there is only momentary...

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Dropping Need Not Be from the Hand

In revising the rules regarding dropping for 2019, the USGA and R&A may have forgotten to include an important detail. Rule 14.2b says: b. Ball Must Be Dropped in Right Way The player must drop a ball in the right way, which means all three of these things:...

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Smaller 2019 Rules Changes

In our 30 Days of 2019 Rules Changes series, we highlighted 30 major rules changes. There are, of course, several other smaller rules changes that didn't quite make the cut. Below, I'll discuss a chunk of those, and in parentheses, cite the applicable Rule(s). Some of...

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