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 of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play.

See R&A RULES OF GOLF 2019 PLAYERS EDITION-  Rule 12.2 Playing Your Ball in Bunker.

https://www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/rules/players-edition/rule-12

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