No penalty for moving loose impediments (stones, leaves, etc.) in a bunker or for generally touching the sand with hand or club (but not directly in front or behind the ball or in making a backswing or practice swing).
An extra relief option for an unplayable ball, allowing the ball to be played from outside the bunker with a two stroke penalty.
Detailed videos with written explanations for BUNKERS
Penalty Area - an area from which relief with a 1 shot penalty is allowed (formerly 'Water Hazard'). Still defined as either yellow or red.
Relief Area - the area in which the ball must be dropped (and come to rest) when taking relief under a rule.
Reference Point - the point from which the size of the Relief Area is measured.
General Area - anywhere on the course except Teeing areas, Penalty areas, Bunkers and Greens (formerly 'Through the Green')
Temporary Water - formerly 'Casual Water'
Some other changes
The honour on the tee is determined by the player with the lowest gross score on the previous hole.
No need to announce the intention to lift a ball to identify it or to determine if it is in an abnormal condition (ball must be marked first).
A ball may be marked by holding a club behind or to the side of it.
Natural objects may be moved to see if they are loose or unattached. If they are found to be attached they must be replaced as close as possible to their original position.
No penalty for a multiple hit or if the ball accidentally hits a player.
Relief for an embedded ball is available anywhere in the General Area. The Relief Area is 1 club length from a point directly behind the ball.
No "opposite side relief" from red Penalty Areas (unless there is a local rule in place - not applicable at MGC).
A player may keep using and/or repair any club damaged during the round, no matter what the damage and even if the player damaged it in anger.
A player is not allowed to replace a damaged club, except when it is damaged by an outside influence or by someone other than the player or caddie.
A new form of Stroke Play called 'Maximum Score' where the maximum score for a hole is set at a specific number (e.g. 8), or twice the par of the hole, or nett double bogey. For example, if the maximum score for a hole is set at 8 and you lose your ball and decide not to complete the hole, your score is entered as 8. Similarly, once you have played 7 (or less) shots you can pick up your ball and record 8 on the scorecard.
To view the complete set of "Player's Edition of the Rules of Golf" click here
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