The R&A and the USGA have announced the final changes to the Rules of Golf for 2019. These changes result from our Rules Modernisation Initiative that began in 2012 to bring the Rules up to date to fit the needs of the game today globally.
The background to the initiative and the major changes are provided on the website below, along with extensive resource materials.
Members can also log on to www.randa.org and download this app https://www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/pages/visual-search
Monkstown Golf Club
Given the extent of changes to Rule numbers, terminology and wording of Local Rules for 2019, we have updated our own Local Rules.
Our new Local Rules will be on the back of new scorecards which will be available prior to Qualifying competitions in 2019. In the meantime, copies of these new Local Rules effective January 2019 are available in the Locker Rooms, Pro Shop and will also be on the back of the Men’s Winter 15 Hole scorecards.
A good summary of the top 20 most important rule changes from 1st January 2019 is also available here