Rules of Golf Modernisation, 2019
On 1 March 2017, The R&A and the USGA announced a major set of proposed changes to the Rules of Golf. These proposed changes result from a modernisation initiative that began five years ago in an effort to bring the Rules up to date to fit the needs of the game today globally.
Background to the initiative, and the major proposals are provided on the R&A website, along with extensive resource materials.
There is also opportunity for you to say what you think of these proposals by providing your feedback via The R&A on-line survey.
The feedback will be reviewed by The R&A and the USGA before the changes are finalised in 2018 and take effect on 1 January 2019. The current 2016 edition of the Rules of Golf remains in force until then.