Golf’s New Rules Have Arrived. They Go Into Effect Jan. 1, 2019.

The Rules of Golf are normally revised in a regular four-year cycle that allows us to adapt them in response to the ongoing stream of Rules questions from golfers and officials across the game. The current review began in 2012 because we recognized that these incremental revisions over the years have tended to make the Rules more and more complex, especially as concepts and exceptions are added in an effort to give a “fair” answer for every situation.

This fundamental review is intended to bring the Rules up to date to make them more consistent, easy to understand and apply, and fair. See also Overview of the Rules Modernization Initiative: Goals, Changes and Process for Implementation in 2019.

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