A bit of a different post this one, but I would be glad of your thoughts. There is expected to be a new edition of the rules for January 2023 – not a big rewrite like 2019, but there are likely to be some changes. What rules would you like to see changed and why? Please add your thoughts to the comments below.
I’ll get the ball rolling. Mine is the embedded ball on the green. In the General Area you get relief for an embedded ball and can drop within a club length (not nearer the hole etc), but on the green you have to do your best to repair the pitch mark which you can never get absolutely flat and then putt from there. Why can’t you place within 6 inches? (But I’d be draconian if the player didn’t repair their pitchmark to the best of their ability).
NB There aren’t any wrong suggestions – we will all have different opinions and/or pet hates, so do please share your thoughts on potential rules updates below.