2019 RULE CHANGE
1- Players ball accidentally hits any player or equipment- NO penalty
2-You may repair any damage to the green- including spike marks
3- A player or his partner may touch the green while lining up a putt.
4-You may leave the flagstick in when putting.
5- Player may remove loose impediments or ground the club in a hazard with the following exceptions:
-A player cannot ground the club in a sand trap behind or in front of the ball
- A player cannot touch the ground when hitting a practice shot in the sand.
6- The ball can be dropped from 1 inch above the ground-no longer shoulder height.
7- You can take relief from an embedded ball anywhere except a sand trap.
8- You can take relief from an unplayable ball in a sand trap by dropping outside the trap- 2 stroke penalty.
9- If a ball is lost or out of bounds you can drop it where it was lost or went out of bounds- 2 stroke penalty.
The drop may be one club length into the fairway as long as it is no closer to the green.