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New golf rules help speed up play

It will certainly take some time for golfers to adjust to the new rules, as seen in the recent controversy when China's professional Li Haotong was penalised two strokes on the 18th hole of the Dubai Desert Classic last Sunday.


MY playing time for golf has been cut by about half-an-hour these days. Since some new rules, mainly intended to speed up play, came into effect on Jan 1, I have played four social rounds on different courses in Singapore.

On average, I have saved about 30 to 45 minutes,...

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