Golf's New Rules: Major Changes

The following are the main changes to the Rules of Golf taking effect January 1, 2019 that are expected to have the most impact on the game and to be of most interest to golfers. The items covered on this page are organized into eight categories, and within each individual item, you will find the main reasons for the change. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us any time.

Ball at Rest  |  Ball in Motion  |  Taking Relief  |  Areas of the Course    

Equipment  |  Playing a Ball  |  When to Play During a Round  |  Player Behavior  |  Local Rule

Ball at Rest

Ball in Motion

Taking Relief

Areas of the Course

Equipment

Playing a Ball

When to Play During a Round

Player Behavior

New Local Rule