Rules of Golf Changes in 2019

Mar 1, 2019

The new Rules of Golf are now in effect, so take some time to get acquainted with the changes in store for 2019. There are a lot of changes this year, from dropping at knee height to putting with the flagstick in, so it's time to make sure that you're educated and ready for these new rules when they go into effect starting today. Here's a summary compiled by the USGA and the R&A.

The USGA and R&A have created some great videos that go over some of the bigger changes and things that everyday players are sure to encounter on the course.

WATCH: Videos explaining certain changes to the Rules of Golf in  2019.

Have a question about anything related to the Rules of Golf and the upcoming changes? Our own staff member Randy Hodsdon is a Rules guru and would be glad to field any questions you might have. Send him an email at

Additionally, keep your eyes out for more forthcoming information on Rules seminars that we hope to run this spring to give our players additional opportunities to freshen up on the new Rules.

Our first Rules of Golf education seminar is planned for March 28 at Purpoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth. Click here for more information on that event.