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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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Answering Bubba’s Flagstick Tweet

https://twitter.com/bubbawatson/status/1079467496313257984 Yes, unfortunately, that's a penalty, Bubba. Though you can now putt with the flagstick in the hole without penalty, the decision on whether to leave the flagstick in, take it out, or have it tended (in which...

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