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20 Must Know Rules of Golf Changes for 2019

20 Must Know Rules of Golf Changes for 2019

Drop from knee height (NOT shoulder height) Measure the area to drop in with the longest club in your bag (except a putter) Drop in and play from the relief area When dropping back-on-the-line, your ball cannot be played from nearer the hole than your chosen reference point Time to search – 3 minutes (NOT 5 minutes) If you accidentally move your ball when searching for it, replace it without penalty No penalty for a double hit – it only counts as one stroke No penalty if your ball hits you or your equipment accidentally after a stroke No penalty if your ball strikes the flagstick when you have chosen to leave it in the hole Spike mark and other shoe damage on the putting green can be repaired Ball accidentally moved on putting green – no penalty and replace Ball marked, lifted and replaced on putting green is moved

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