The historical rules of golf since the formation of the first rules of golf. Official rules of disc golf professional disc golf. The purpose of the decisions on the rules of golf is to clarify matters that may not be entirely clear from the rules of golf. I purchased this as a replacement for the prior edition as the current edition includes 20162017 rules updates. These changes result from our rules modernisation initiative that began in 2012 to bring the rules up to date to fit the needs of the game today globally.
The official illustrated guide to the rules of golf. Brent kelley is an awardwinning sports journalist and golf expert with over 30 years in print and online journalism. Decisions on the rules of golf 2016 clarifies any ambiguity that might arise from the rules and allows you to correctly interpret the complete rules of golf. Great book to study and know for when you are in all kinds of play situations with other. How do i proceed when searching for a lost golf ball. Rules of golf northern california golf assocaiation.
The current publication, titled, decisions on the rules of golf, 2016 2017 will continue to be valid through to the end of 2018 until the new rules of golf take effect on 1 january 2019. Explore the major changes introduced in the 2019 rules. Order the players edition, full rules andor the official guide. Rule 1 introduces these central principles of the game for the player. Most golf organization like the pga of america play golf under the usga rules. The videos and text below outline the major changes that golfers need to be aware about from january 1 2019. Expert golf formerly is also the global market leader in the field of rules books it was the first company which managed to explain the official rules of golf in an easytounderstand way. Foreword to the 2016 edition of the rules of golf this book contains the rules of golf, which will be effective worldwide from january 1, 2016.
This book contains the rules of golf, which will be effective worldwide from january 2016 the revisions in this 2016 edition reflect four years work by the rules. Reviewed in the united kingdom on 15 november 2018. This book contains all the rules of the game as revised 1st january, 2016, together with over 100 illustrations designed to provide easier understanding. The official illustrated guide to the rules of golf 9780600632078 by united states golf association and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. The teeing area is a rectangle that is two clublengths deep where. If you are seeing this message on a mobile device or tablet, please use our free mobile app to access the rules and interpretations click here for ios devices. Although its text is edited, it gives the same answer as the full rules of golf and so it is a functioning rule book. The area you must play from in starting the hole you are playing. Official rules and regulations of disc golf professional. The players edition will be an actual rule book, not merely a summary or a quick guide. Reviewed in the united kingdom on february 21, 2016. Rule 182b withdrawal of rule on ball moving after address this rule assessed a onestroke penalty if a ball at rest moved after it was addressed.
The fast and simple way to access the complete rules of golf, or find out if your clubs and balls conform to the rules. After the whole dustin johnson affair at the 2016 u. The usga promotes and conserves the true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions. Deletions are marked with a strikethrough and insertions are underlined. Golf is played by striking your ball with a club, and each hole starts from the teeing area teeing area. Penalty area is a new concept that includes water hazards, but grounds crews at a golf course can also mark areas such as waste bunkers or thick stands of trees as penalty areas. If you are a player, it is recommended that you should first consult the players edition. This golf rules section includes the index to the full rules of golf, from which you can explore the.
From oncourse behaviour, through a summary of the fundamental rules, to the complete rules of golf effective january 2016, youll soon find the answer youre looking for. The updated rules of golf came with many changes, with most of them centered around speeding up pace of play. The rules of golf, in one form or another, have been in place for nearly 300 years. The real rules of the game of golf aba little books series by john h. The official guide to the rules of golf, effective january 2019. Nine changes in the new rules of golf you absolutely need to know. Paused youre listening to a sample of the audible audio edition. This joint initiative was designed to modernize the rules and make them easier to understand and apply.
It will look like the full rules of golf publication and, although the text of the players edition will be condensed, it will give the reader, the same answer that is found in the full rules of golf. Now a onestroke penalty will be applied only when the facts show that the player has caused the ball to move. Golfers will be able to do things such as grounding a club and moving loose impediments that are currently banned in hazards. The rules of golf should be consulted in the first instance, but if a question cannot be answered by reference to the rules, the solution may be found in the decisions book. Key terminology listed in how to use the rule ook 2016 2020 rules of golf p. The earliest known rules of golf were drafted by the honourable company of edinburgh golfers in march 1744, which consisted of only rules as follows. The rules of golf consist of a standard set of regulations and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played and prescribe penalties for rule infractions. The books have won the most prestigious awards in the golf sector pga show, golf digest etc.
Revised january 1st, 2018 note where the printed and pdf versions differ from the online version, the online version is to be followed. Perhaps youve tried, only to find that by february, the copy of the rules book you picked up is. Golf rules book home golf rules 2016 golf definitions. In its 1946 code, the usga revised and reordered the rule book and. Explore the players edition, full rules, and official guide. Usga rules of golf rule books rules of golfrules anddecisions usga rules faqs. Ncga rules seminars focus on using the rules of golf book, decisions on the book and the issues and concepts relating to relief procedures. Sold by tsd merchandise and ships from amazon fulfillment. The rules of golf content is intended for those who administer the game and who need to answer the variety of questions that can arise in relation to golf competitions. You should be aware of and understand the following differences in word use. The advent of penalty areas and relaxed rules in those areas.
I have bought several books on the rules of golf, but this is. Revised january 1st, 2018 printer friendly version. View a list of clarifications of the 2019 rules of golf. Kuhn is a lawyer with exxonmobil and a volunteer usga rules official. It is a comprehensive guide compiled in an faq type format. Knowing the rules of golf inside and out can only help your game not to mention make you a better golfer. This book both the quick reference and the full book are the best i have seen at explaining those rules of golf that the average golfer encounters every day. One of the areas that comes into effect often for the average golfer is when dealing. His books include legal writing in plain english and the chicago. Players edition of the rules of golf the full rules of golf the official guide to the rules of golf includes interpretations, committee procedures, model local rules, and the modified rules for players with disabilities. The 2016 edition of the rules of golf book is now available from the usga, for those in the united states and mexico. This is the home page for all of the information you need about the rules of golf, including the new rules that officially go into effect on jan. Navy canvas cover for the official guide to the rules of golf. The usgas official app for the rules of golf, which is always kept up to date with the latest rules content.242 9 1442 156 706 771 1101 519 648 1292 1099 714 1011 453 1120 509 89 1000 105 9 847 275 1279 1265 1474 477 527 774 138 548 388 1204 227 511 653 1272 983