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March 01, 2017 by Joselyn

Modernizing the Rules of Golf

                                     

The R&A and USGA have offered the following potential Rules changes for comment until August 31 of this year. Then the final edition of Rules for 2019 will be released by early 2018.

Everyone should look at the suggestions and comment. AGA has established a blog for your comments, which we will compile for forward to the USGA. Please feel free to “try out” these changes in your casual events or play, and let us know what you like and don’t like.

Tour players have cheered most of these suggestions, but have found fault with some, like being able to lift a ball without an announcement, which they think offers too much opportunity for cheating.

What do you think? Let us know, and follow these pages for comments and thoughts as we go through the next several months. If for no other reason, here’s the opportunity to get in just ONE MORE ROUND of golf this year.

Ed Gowan
Executive Director

Modernizing Golf's Rules: Overview and Resources 

More Information on the Modernized Rules of Golf