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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


As you might imagine, there are a fair number of changes required with the introduction of the 2019 Rules of Golf. They have been drafted and are currently under review prior to inclusion. The plan is to update the website with the new version in the middle of December 2018 (so as not to confuse things too much whilst the 2018 rules are still in place). As the changes occur throughout the manual it will effectively render the printed versions (those that have been in circulation since 2016) well out of date. Currently there are no plans to centrally print a new version of the manual for general release."

Also the CONGU UHS manual on the CONGU website has been updated recently (17th September). Page 10 shows the changes that have been made this year and references the Clause/Page number for ease of identification.

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Elizabet Turner - EG Regional Handicap Advisor (Area 8)