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...

The Double Hit Challenge

View this post on Instagram Is anyone else finding it much easier to get around trees with the change in the double hit rule?? 😂 . . . P.S I am just joking 🏌🏼‍♀️ . . . #golf #rules #golfrules #rulechange #doublehit #penalty #golfer #golfing #trickshots #trickshot...

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:...

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...

Webb Simpson Kicks His Ball Without Penalty

In what may be one of the first instances of the “Modernized” 2019 Rules of Golf coming into play… Webb Simpson was searching for his ball in the weeds short of the fifth green Saturday at Kapalua when he stepped on a clump of grass and out popped the...