Changes in the Rules of Golf
The Italian Golf Federation has announced that on 1 March 2017 in St. Andrew (Scotland) and New Jersey (USA) the R&A and the USGA have presented a preview of the new Rules of Golf, and specifically they have represented the will to modernize these rules, making them easier to understand and to apply. The new Rules of Golf would be reduced to 24 instead of the current 34 and should be applied from January the 1st, 2019 .
These are the Highlights:
Elimination and/or reduction of the “Ball Move”;
Rules on Putting Green attenuate;
Rules attenuated for the “Penalty Areas” (Water obstacles);
Attenuated Bunker rules;
To rely on the integrity of the player;
A simplified way to avoid interference.