2019 Rule Changes

It’s Time!

As you know the rules of golf will be changing effective January 1, 2019. This is the first major change since 1984. We all have six months to get acquainted with the new language and rule changes. I would like to see you in some manner start reviewing the new rules. The USGA now has the complete ‘Rules of Golf Book’ in pdf format on their web site. Now you will be able to see the new layout, wording and the condensing of 34 rules to 24 rules.


Should you Putt with the Flagstick In or Out?
Here’s the answer (click here)


Here’s a great video about the major golf rules changes for 2019.

Take 10 minutes to see what’s changing.

Explanation for Each Major Change in the New Rules of Golf for 2019: (click here) 

Go to www.usga.org and click on Playing, Rules,  then 2019: Golf New Rules

Overview of the Rules Modernization Initiative: Goals, Changes and Process for Implementation in 2019 (click here)

For a list of Major Changes (click here)

For The Rules of Golf for 2019 (click here) (162 page PDF file)

Remember “It is what you think you know is what you don’t know”.

Roger Val
Rules Chairman