Top 10 World Handicap System (WHS) Changes

Top 10 World Handicap System (WHS) Changes

The new World Handicapping started in January 2020. This new system of handicapping is significantly different than the handicapping we have used for the last 25 years. Listed below are the 10 most important changes that every golfer should be aware of. These are...
Rules of Golf: Putting Green Essentials

Rules of Golf: Putting Green Essentials

When the R&A and USGA published the latest set of rules revisions in January 2019, the putting green was one of the biggest areas of change. In a bid to make the game faster and fairer, they introduced a set of important revisions that are well worth getting to...
Unplayable Ball in Bunker

Unplayable Ball in Bunker

If you are faced with an unplayable ball in a bunker, you will need to proceed using Rule 19.3. From the beginning of 2019, players have an extra option in this scenario. Here is everything you need to know when faced with an unplayable ball in a bunker. Your first...
Can you ground your club in a penalty area?

Can you ground your club in a penalty area?

The newly updated Rules of Golf no longer use the word “hazard” to define a red- or yellow-marked area where your ball may be lost. Instead, these areas are now referred to as penalty areas — and the rules governing what you can and can’t do within their confines have...

Towel by the green.

Someone left a towel off to the side of a green. Two questions: What if the ball had come to rest in/on the towel? What if the ball kicked off the towel into the nearby hazard?   If the towel has been left by a previous group that is not in the same competition,...

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