9 Rule Changes That Most Impact The Recreational Golfer
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-01-21
By JOHN GORDON, Golf Canada
As you have heard, a historic reworking of the Rules of Golf came into effect on January 1.
To gain a better understanding of how it affects recreational golfers like me, I invited Adam Helmer, Golf Canada’s director of Rules, competitions and amateur status, to play nine holes with me at my home club. While the round is fictional — it is minus 8 in Central Ontario and Midland G&CC is snow-covered as I write this — the new Rules are anything but.
The intent and, in my opinion, well achieved, is to make the Rules more understandable and relevant for everyone who enjoys the sport. A new Player’s Edition of the Rules and an app for your smartphone make it easy to play by the new Rules. Visit www.golfcanada.ca/rules.