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Apr 19th, 2019 Article

3 Minute Rule – What 3 Minute Rule?

Following on from our recent rant concerning etiquette the writer took to the course this morning. It was a stableford competition (points system) a normally quicker format as a lost ball is not the end of the world and if you can’t score on a hole you pick up. It is those lovely medal events that often bring the course to a grinding halt with all competitors having to finish out every hole.

Dec 9th, 2016 Article

R&A and USPGA eliminate ball moving penalty rule

The R&A and the USGA have announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. And Dustin Johnson for one is delighted. 

Oct 26th, 2015 Article

Rule Changes for 2016 from USGA and R&A

The USGA and R&A have announced four changes to the Rules of Golf, including the much-anticipated ban on the anchored stroke. This is that they have come up with.

Nov 17th, 2019 Article

One Ball Rule costs Pro 8 shots

In a week where there has been much discussion about the Billy Mayfair affair Russell Henly has reminded us all that the vast majority of tour players are honourable golfers. On dishing out signed golf balls to fans after finishing his second round at the Mayakoba Golf Classic Henly realised he had violated the One Ball rule and called an eight shot  penalty on himself.

Jul 18th, 2019 Article

Gmac Falls foul of 3-minute rule

Ok time for a rerun of our GolfPunk rant. The three-minute rule is a good one and it is intended to speed up play like the other good rule change, putting with the pin in. I am sure most pros did not expect to suffer too much from the rule change but then they are not playing Royal Portrush every day.

Mar 5th, 2019 Article

New Golf Rules viral video

The most major revision of the rules for more than 30 years came into effect two months ago. Nevertheless, a lot of golfers do not seem to know enough about the rules changes yet.

Jan 28th, 2019 Article

Li Haotong drops €100,000 in new rule controversy

We may still only be in January, but there has already been a major rules incident, which in this case has left Haotong Li €100,000 out of pocket. HIs fellow tour players have come out in condemnation.

Oct 17th, 2016 Article

Golf's Strangest Rules

Ever wondered what would happen if your ball landed in an orange or thought about eating grass on the course? The answers to those and other strange golf rules questions can be found here...

Oct 24th, 2018 Article

Official Guide to the Rules of Golf to be launched

Following seven years of consultations, on 1st January 2019 the governing bodies of the Rules of golf will implement the most comprehensive Rules changes seen in the game for 37 years. And on the 1st of November, Hamlyn Publishing will be launching 'The Offical Guide to the Rules of Golf R&A.'

Sep 15th, 2020 Article

Watch out, it’s the golf rules police

With its books, videos and training materials, EXPERT GOLF shows again and again that the rules of golf are not that difficult to understand and can even be fun to learn. The “Golf Rules Quick Tips” video series, in particular, teaches selected rules in a light-hearted way. . Informative and entertaining content guaranteed.

Sep 1st, 2016 Article

Are the rules of golf about to be made simpler?

"The game is too slow, too hard and there's too many rules. I wouldn't know where to begin with how many rules there should be. I would think as minimal as possible. And we don't need all these dashes and a's and b's and c's. It's too confusing." Kevin Kisner.