A Guide to the Rules on Clubs and Balls

Principal Changes Since Edition 3.1

APPENDIX II

1. CLUBS
c. Length
Introduction of a table to determine the maximum allowable length of a chipping club, based on industry standard lengths of clubs.

2. SHAFT
c. Attachment to Clubhead
Updated interpretation of what constitutes a ‘plain’ neck.

3. GRIP
c. Two Grips
Clarification that where a putter has two grips, the requirement that the grips must be circular is interpreted strictly, such that the grips are not permitted to incorporate reminder ribs.

4. CLUBHEAD
Optical and Electrical Devices
Insertion of the new guideline on electronic devices in or on the club shaft or grip.

5. CLUB FACE
c. Impact Area Markings
Guidance on status of clubs where the face markings have been purposely altered.