Ryan Herrington reports for GolfDigest.com on the likelihood of seeing a vastly revamped, simplified and codified Rules of Golf by January 1, 2019, a year earlier than expected.
Surprising, however, are the plans to take the visual and technological presentation of the Rules to a different level.
In aiming to make the Rules more easily understandable, the modernization project has focused on using visuals to help articulate the Rules in a more impactful way than mere words. Bodenhamer said that the use photos, images and even video to provide greater explanation has been explored and is likely to be implemented.
Davis, too, stressed a need for technology to help update and deliver the Rules in the 21st century.
“How come we can’t have an instance where someone can [take their phone and] say ‘Siri, I hit my ball into a water hazard. What are my options?’ ” Davis said.
It pains this Apple fanboy to say it, but Alexa would probably do better on the Rules of Golf test.