Local Policies and USGA Guidelines
The new and improved rules will not only make playing the game easier to understand, but will also help speed up the pace of play, by allowing players to do things that previously were considered penalties. If you watched the PGA Tour on TV recently, you probably witness players putting with the flag stick in the hole, or holding golf balls just above their kneecaps when taking drops. One of the biggest rules changes will be the option of taking your ball and dropping it in the fairway after you have hit a shot OB (with a two shot penalty). This option will help speed up play and reduce some stress on the player. We have updated our Local Rules to reflect the changes that were made, and we hope that you will use the rules to help you play faster and better golf!