Tag Archive for golf rules

New Golf Rules Taking Effect January 2019

Get ready for the new golf rules! The USGA and The R&A unveil the new Rules of Golf. Start using them now so you are ready when they go into effect in January, 2019.  I’ve listed a few of the rules below. (Thanks to Mass Golf’s website.) • Dropping procedure: When taking relief (from an…

Is This Golf Rule Even Legal?

The other day one of my golf buddies asked me about a golf rule that I could not answer. Her partner lost a hole in match play because he used a broken tee he found, and used it to tee up the ball on one of his drives. It seemed a pretty obscure rule and…

Golf Handicap – When to NOT Post Your Score

With so many golfers traveling for golf, it’s important to know when you should and should not post your golf score with GHIN. (Golf Handicap and Information Network) Normally you should post every score when you play a round of golf. But there are eight situations in which you are NOT supposed to post your…

Should New Golfers Play By The Rules?

I get a lot of emails from golfers who are sick and tired of playing a round of golf behind a group of new golfers who play as slow as “molasses running uphill in winter.” Should new golfers be banned from the golf course if they are slow? And why are new golfers slow? Is…