The R&A COVID-19 – Updated Guidance on the Rules of Golf
The R&A have released updated guidance on the temporary Rules of Golf relating to COVID-19.
In April we were advised by Golf Australia of the following…
The R&A have now clarified this option as follows…
We have in turn modified our temporary local rules in line with this clarification.
RULE T2: FLAGSTICKS and HOLES
- Flagsticks must be left in the hole at all times.
- If a player removes a flagstick, a 1 shot penalty will apply to that player for each individual offense.
- Cups have been turned upside down.
- If ball hits the inside of the cup and bounces out, the ball is still in play and IS NOT CONSIDERED HOLED. Play until your ball is at rest in the hole.