The ACGA has adopted the new Local Rule which eliminates penalty for a golfer who accidentally causes a ball to move on the putting green.
• Rule available for committees to use in golf competitions from 1 January 2017.
• R&A and USGA will adopt new Local Rule in all golf championships, qualifying competitions and international matches.
The Local Rule will be available for any committee in charge of a golf competition to use starting 1 January 2017. It will be adopted by The R&A and the USGA in all of their championships, qualifying competitions and international matches.