New rule will limit the use of video review in golf tournaments

In a remarkably swift move for golf’s ruling bodies, the R&A and USGA have announced a change to the rules of golf which will limit the use of video review.

As a result of the controversy surrounding Lexi thompson’s four-stroke penalty during the final stages of the recent ANA Inspiration tournament, the R&A and USGa have reacted quickly to introduce a new decision to the rules of golf which will reduce the use of video evidence while enforcing the rules of golf and place the emphasis back on player integrity.

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CLOSER LOOK: Proposed new Rules of Golf when dropping a ball

One of the more puzzling proposed changes to the Rules of Golf concerns the new procedure for dropping a ball.

Arguably the proposal for the new Rules of Golf on how to drop the golf ball has raised the most eye-brows. If implemented on January 1, 2019 no longer will golfers have to drop the golf ball from shoulder height, but simply drop it from any height, in any old way.

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