New Rules Simplified…. Bunkers
Playing from a bunker……
The 2019 changes have relaxed rules on removing loose impediments in bunkers and touching the sand however….
*GROUNDING YOUR CLUB WHEN PREPARING TO TAKE A SHOT IS NOT PERMITTED
*YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO TOUCH THE SAND AS PART OF A PRACTICE SWING OR BACKSWING.
Penalty for a breach of the rule – GENERAL PENALTY- Loss ofin or two penalty strokes in .
See R&A RULES OF GOLF 2019 PLAYERS EDITION- Rule 12.2 Playing Your Ball in Bunker.