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congu1CONGU have released their advice to committees on the impact of the 2019 Rules of Golf changes. This can be found here and will be disseminated to all clubs in due course.

england golfWomen & Girls Golf

The R&A merger with the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) at the start of 2017 has acted as a catalyst to help develop women’s golf on the global stage.
In May 2018, The R&A launched a Women in Golf Charter, with the aim to increase women and girls’ participation and membership in golf, encourage more families to enjoy golf as a leisure activity and encourage more opportunities for women to work in the golf industry.

england golfPreferred Lies

These have been authorised for the period 1st October 2018 until 30th April 2019.
see > England Golf

england golfLarge Holes - not allowed in a qualifier

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As per the Rand A Rules a hole must comply with the following:

The member of the greenstaff who cuts the holes must make sure that the Rules of Golf are observed, especially the requirements that the hole must be 4.25 inches (108mm), must be at least 4 inches (101.6mm) deep and that wherever possible the hole-liner must be sunk at least one inch (25mm) below the putting green surface. If a plastic cuff/rim is used, it is considered to be part of the holeliner, so it too must be sunk at least one inch (25mm) below the putting green surface, unless the nature of the soil makes it impracticable to do so