I just took twenty minutes to run through the videos and text found at the
link above. There are some changes here that everyone should know. I hope
you can find the time to learn the changes and incorporate them into your
game starting in 2019.
I have also attached a copy of the 2019 rules for your further detailed
Of note when reviewing only the major changes: The old "Water Hazard" is
now a yellow penalty area, while the old "Lateral Water Hazard" is now a red
penalty area. The options for a yellow penalty area are only:
(1) Stroke-and-Distance Relief.
(2) Back-On-the-Line Relief.
While a red penalty area includes the additional option of
(3) Lateral Relief
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Rules of Golf for 2019.pdf
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