Explanation for Proposed Rule Change

 

1 Ball in Motion Accidentally Deflected
2 Ball Moved During Search
3 Ball played from Gree Gits Unattended Flagstick in Hole
4 Caddie Lifting Ball on the Putting Green
5 Caddie Standing Behind a Player to help Line the Player Up
6 Code of Player Conduct
7 Concept of "Penalty Areas" to supersede " Water Hazards"
8 Elimination of Opposite Side Relief for Red Penalty Areas
9 Elimination of the Requirement to Announce the Player's intent to Lift a Ball
10 Encouraging Prompt Pace of Play
11 Expected Standards of Player Conduct
12 Fixed Distances (not Club-lengths) used for Measuring
13 "Maximum Score" Form of Stroke Play
14 Moving or Touching Loose Impediments or Touching Sand in a Bunker
15 No penalty for Moving a Ball on thre Putting Green
16 Procedure for Dropping and Playing a Ball from a Relief Area
17 Reasonable Judgment in Estimating and Measuring
18 Relief for Embedded Ball
19 Repairing Damage on Putting Green
20 Replacing Ball when Original Spot Not Known
21 Standard for Deciding Why a Ball Moved
22 Substitution for a Ball Damaged During Play of a Hole
23 Substitution of Ball Always Allowed When Taking Relief
24 Time for Searching Before Ball is Lost
25 Touching Line of Play on Putting Green
26 Touching Loose Impediments or Ground in a Penalty Area
27 Unplayable Ball in Bunker
28 Use and Replacement  of Clubs Damaged During Round
29 Use of Distance-Measuring Devices
30 When to replace ball that Moves on the Putting Green
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