2019 Rule Changes

 This page provides resources to get acquainted with all the changes to the USGA Rules of Golf for 2019.


The USGA Website link located here will take you to the home page for everything you need to know about the changes.


Other links are provided as quicker links to more specific topics.  The new rules provide for a local rule governing lost balls and balls hit out of bounds.  This local rule will be in place to improve pace of play as is sometimes an issue in our tournaments.

USGA Rules Website

USGA Rules

2019 Major Changes

USGA New Rules: Major Changes

Lost Ball or Ball Out of Bounds

Here is a video explanation of the local rule

Rule explained

2019 Rules Summary

All the rule changes in a handy tabular form.

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WSGA video on playing and competing from different tees (Section 3-5)

Other rules of competition

Men's Club 80-80 rule for tournaments (pdf)

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Section 3-5, Playing from different tees (pdf)

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