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New Zealand Golf Magazine - - CONTENTS -

Phil Aickin in­tro­duces the new rules to come into ef­fect next year.

Tiger Woods is back! Ryan Fox

is climb­ing the world rank­ings and 2019 sees the in­tro­duc­tion of some ma­jor rule changes aimed and sim­pli­fy­ing the game while mak­ing it quicker to play

For over six years now Golf’s rul­ing bod­ies have un­der­taken a very thor­ough re­view of the Rules of Golf. For the first time ever, all golfers from around the world have been able to con­trib­ute with the R&A and USGA re­ceiv­ing feed­back from over 30,000 golfers from over 100 dif­fer­ent coun­tries. The new code has been mod­ernised, is much eas­ier to read and in­ter­pret and had a fo­cus on mak­ing the game faster. With the launch date near­ing, I in­tend cov­er­ing the main changes that will im­pact play in the next four is­sues and this month start with the ar­eas of the course.

To best il­lus­trate the change I present it in a ta­ble for­mat to il­lus­trate what we cur­rently do com­pared to the new 2019 rule.

A rules of­fi­cial checks the con­di­tion of a hole.

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