Well I hope everyone had a good Christmas and is looking forward to a New Year of great golf, under the 2019 Rules of Golf.
Because many clubs play Match Play, especially in regular Knockout Competitions, I have published a Rules of Match Play page on the My Golf Rules Blog.
There are a number of differences between Stroke Play and Match Play rules, which you must be aware of if you do not want to incur penalties or lose a match.
Certain specific rules governing match play are so different from those governing Stroke Play that combining the two formats is not recommended and in the previous Rules of Golf was not permitted.
The R&A and USGA have however recognised that groups of players, although entered into one competition often like to play a separate cometiton within their group.
The R&A and USGA have therefore included in the New Rules of Golf guidelines for dealing with these events.
You can read the Rules of Match Play on the Webpage or download your own PDF or Microsoft Word Copy from the page, by clicking on the download button below.
Enjoy your golf, and have a great New Year
Rules Blog: www.my-golf.uk
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