This is part 7 (of 31) in a series of blogs about some of the proposed changes to the Rules of Golf, planning to take effect January 1st 2019:
An obstruction is – just as today – a can or a bottle or a sprinkler etc.
7.1 Movable obstructions.
With one exception, the new 2019-Rules of Golf allows you (without penalty) to always remove movable obstructions, no matter where the ball is and no matter where the movable obstruction is.
This Rule therefore almost look like the current Rule (24-1).
7.2 Immovable obstructions.
Immovable obstructions will be encompassed by the new Rule about “Abnormal course conditions”.
As you probably have read in another blog, “abnormal course conditions” is a new definition in 2019 (whereas after the current Rules, immovable obstructions is a part of the definition of “obstructions”.
OVERVIEW: 31 blogs about the proposal to new 2019-Rules of Golf.
- Part 1: Intro: From 34 to 24 Rules.
- Part 2: No Decisionsbook in 2019!
- Part 3: Main changes.
- Part 4: Present Rules books in effect one more year.
- Part 5: Generel changes.
- Part 6: Loose impediments.
- Part 7: Obstructions.
- Part 8: Abnormal course conditions.
- Part 9: Ball unplayable.
- Part 10. Dropping.
- Part 11: Wrong Putting Green.
- Part 12: The Putting Green.
- Part 13. Bunkers.
- Part 14: Ball embedded in own pitch mark.
- Part 15: Substitute ball.
- Part 16: The Flagstick.
- Part 17: Water hazards.
- Part 18: Provisional ball.
- Part 19: New playing form: Maximum score.
- Part 20: Outside agency.
- Part 21: The Teeing Ground.
- Part 22: The ball.
- Part 23: Turf-holes.
- Part 24: Striking the ball more than once.
- Part 25: Clubs.
- Part 26: Playing from an illegal tee.
- Part 27: Calling you marker etc.
- Part 28: Ball on the Putting Green moves after being replaced.
- Part 29: New integrity rule.
- Part 30: Penalty for breach of code of conduct.
- Part 31: Recommendations to pace of play.
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