As probably most of you are aware by now, there will be a new set of rules in 2019 as announced and created by the United States Golf Association and the Royal & Ancient. They are designed to simplify the game and improve pace of play. Click now for more about the new USGA Rules.
According to SNGA and USGA rules expert Sue May, player response has been very good. May has already given more than a dozen rules seminars and the SNGA has scheduled more for Jan. 8 at Bear’s Best (register) and Jan. 17 at Wildhorse (register).
“People really like the changes, and I am little bit surprised because I didn’t know what to expect,” she said. “The response has been amazing. I believe the new rules will make the game easier and help with pace of play.
“How long it will take for players to understand the new rules and successfully play by them will be interesting to see, but I am encouraging players to help each other. It will be a process, but many of these new rules, like putting with the flagstick in, social golfers have been doing forever, so we all can now do that legally.”
Click now to check out how Shriners Hospitals for Children Open champ will take advantage of the new rules, especially the flagstick rule.