1/Get ready to play differently
1/ If you accidentally move your ball looking for it, there is no longer a penalty
2/ If you accidentally move your ball or your mark on the putting green there is no more penalty
3/ Your moving ball accidentally touches you, your equipment, shopping cart, flag … there is no more penalty
4/ Instead of dropper at shoulder height, the ball is now dropped at knee height
5/ The search time of a possibly lost ball passes to 3 minutes instead of 5.
You could think it’s over but still not…
6/ You can clear a plugged ball everywhere (except in a bunker), unless a local rule restricts the area to the fairway
7/ You can change the ball at each release, without penalty (after marking a ball on a green for example)
8/ There is no more penalty if a ball is hit from the green and it hits the flag left in the hole.
9/ You can repair any damage on the green. This is no longer limited to pitches and traces of old holes.
10/ You can touch the green or your line of putt by indicating the target as long as it does not improve the conditions of the shot.
2/ Ready to play?
This dozen new rules will be very useful, both during a competition such as START-UP GOLF CHALLENGE Events, and to accelerate the rhythm of your weekly games.
The rules book has been completely redesigned, made even more fun and accessible thanks to explanatory diagrams. A real blow of youth on centuries old rules!
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