Friday, December 23

The Rules Geek: ‘New Year, New Rules’ to Air on Golf Channel

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“NEW YEAR, NEW RULES” IS A 30-minute special that will preview rules changes that go in effect on January 1 and are covered in the 2012 Rules of Golf. The program airs on Golf Channel on December 31 (New Year’s Eve) at 11:30 p.m. ET.

The Rules Geek realizes that you’ll probably be busy ringing in the new year. Not to worry. The rules show will run every half hour from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. ET on January 1 (New Year’s Day). It will also be shown that night at 8 p.m.

(Don’t tell me you can’t take a 30-minute break from bowl games and yucking it up with friends and relatives. This is important, golfers.)

The program goes over the new rules you’ll need to know, with video examples and situational analysis from experts such as USGA Executive Director Mike Davis and Thomas Pagel, the USGA’s senior director of Rules and Amateur Status. The Golf Channel’s Rich Lerner and Frank Nobilo will provide commentary.

Preview rules changes for the 2012-2015 cycle.

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