New Rules of Golf: 15 things you need to know for 2019

New Rules of Golf: 15 things you need to know for 2019

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New Rules of Golf: 15 things you need to know for 2019

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Mark Litton checks a yardage with a laser rangefinder at the 2008 Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship East Regional Qualifier. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Distance-measuring devices

Distance-measuring devices such as laser rangefinders or GPS are allowed unless the rules committee bans them. The old rules stated that such devices were prohibited unless the committee allowed them.

This just cleans up the rules a bit, as most committees allowed the use of such devices anyway. But don’t expect to see them in the U.S. Open anytime soon.

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