Major Changes in the Rules of Golf for 2019

Listed below is the summary of the major changes. Click the button below to download the full report.

ball in motion

Accidental Deflection
Double hit

Ball at rest

Ball moved
Ball replaced

taking relief

Dropping procedure
Lost ball
Substituted ball
Embedded ball

Areas of the course

Putting green
Penalty areas


Damaged clubs
Other equipment

Playing a Ball

Advice and help

When to play during a round

Pace of play

Player behaviour

Standards of conduct