New Local Rule for lost ball or OOB
The introduction at Trentham of a new Local Rule regarding a lost ball or ball out of bounds has seen some confusion. The local rule allows playing from where the ball was deemed to have been lost or out of bounds, with a two stroke penalty, and is intended to speed up play. This video will help you understand the new Local Rule.
Please note that players still have a choice to play a provisional ball prior to leaving the place from where they previously played their ball, or they can still return to that place to play another ball. The new lost ball or out of bounds Local Rule has resulted from the 2019 Rule changes.
for more information on all the Rule changes, please visit Golf Australia's website.