USGA Rules Workshop
Continuing Education

Major Rules Changes Explained

As many of you know, the new rules went into effect on January 1, 2019. Watch these video explanations provided by PGA Master Professional and PGA TOUR Champions Rules Official Tom Carpus for a better understanding of the changes.

Changes for 2019 Watch video
Bunkers Watch video
Caddies: Restriction on Standing Behind Player Watch video
Clubs: Damage and Replacement Watch video
Dropping the Ball: Relief Procedure for Abnormal Course Condition Watch video
Embedded Ball Watch video
Pace of Play Watch video
Penalty Areas Watch video
Putting Greens: Actions Allowed Watch video
The Flagstick Watch video
Unplayable Ball Watch video
Wrong Putting Green Watch video

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