New Golf Rules for 2019: Pt1 The How & Why with Joe Foley of USGA Rules


672: Golf Rules have changed for 2019 and our featured guest is Joe Foley of the USGA Rules Committee. In Part1 of these next 2 episodes, we discuss what the motivation was for implementing new rules and how they were agreed upon with members of both the USGA and the R&A.
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