New Rules of Golf: Videos

INTRODUCTION

The new Rules of Golf 2019 take effect on 1st January 2019.

Click for a video overview of the the most important changes
(when it opens up on the YouTube site, you made need to click "Skip Ad" to go straight to the video)


The links below take you to more detailed videos on specific topics and are often accompanied by additional written explanations:
 

BALL AT REST

Ball accidentally moved during search  

Ball accidentally moved on Putting Green 

Deciding why a ball moved 

Replacing a ball when the original spot is unknown


TAKING RELIEF

Measuring the size of the Relief Area

Dropping Procedure

Lateral Relief procedure

'Back on a line' relief procedure

Where a dropped ball must come to rest

Substituting a ball when taking relief


THE PUTTING GREEN

When to replace a ball that moves on the Putting Green

Repairing damage to the Putting Green

Touching the line of play on the Putting Green

Ball hitting the flagstick on the Putting Green

 
PENALTY AREAS

Areas the Committee may mark as Penalty Areas

Touching Loose impediments or ground in Penalty Areas

Elimination of 'opposite side relief' in Red Penalty Areas


BUNKERS

Touching loose impediments and sand in Bunkers

Unplayable ball in Bunkers


PLAYING THE BALL

Caddie or partner standing behind the player to help line up

Caddie lifting the ball on Putting Green


WHEN TO PLAY DURING A ROUND

Encouraging prompt pace of play

Maximum Score form of Stroke Play


PLAYER BEHAVIOUR

Expect standards of Player Conduct

Elimination of requirement to announce Intent to Lift Ball


NEW LOCAL RULE which golf clubs may adopt

Alternative to Stroke & Distance (video)

Alternative to Stroke & Distance (infographics)

 

For more information, see the New Rules of Golf 2019 page on this website.

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