Time is rolling along towards the January deadline for the implementation of the new rules of golf. After years of talking, debating and cajoling, the governing bodies have agreed on the changes. Currently, there are 20 new rule applications that will affect the average player.
So, I thought it would be a great idea to present them in an infographic style. The first installment is of Rule 18.2 – Ball Lost or Out of Bounds: Stroke-and-Distance Relief Must Be Taken. Specifically Rule 18.2a that deals with the change in search times for a golf ball.
I think this is a great rule change; it should help speed up play if players adhere to the 3 minutes. The challenge is that outside of tournaments, most amateurs will look as long as the want regardless of the rules. But, at least we now have a reference to quote if there is any disputes.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!