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Golf’s modernised rules for 2019 unveiled

Golf’s modernised rules for 2019 unveiled

The R&A and the USGA have unveiled the new Rules of Golf, to be implemented on 1 January 2019. The R&A and the USGA finalised golf’s new Rules this month after an extensive review that included a request for feedback from the global golf community on the proposed changes. Golfers can now access the official […]

The R&A and USGA announce proposed changes to modernise the Rules of Golf

The R&A and USGA announce proposed changes to modernise the Rules of Golf

The R&A and the USGA have unveiled a preview of the proposed new Rules of Golf, as part of a joint initiative to modernise the Rules and make them easier to understand and apply. The online release of this preview begins a six-month feedback and evaluation period during which all golfers worldwide can learn about […]

New rule for golf ball accidentally moving during play

New rule for golf ball accidentally moving during play

The R&A and the USGA today announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. The Local Rule will be available for any committee in charge of a competition to use starting 1 January 2017. It will be adopted by The R&A […]

What you need to know about the 2016 Rules of Golf changes

What you need to know about the 2016 Rules of Golf changes

The R&A and the USGA announced the publication of the 2016 Rules of golf on 26 October. Details of the announcement and the full text of the new Rules can be accessed from the home page of their relevant web sites (www.randa.org and www.usga.org ). The new Decisions are also available in PDF format on […]

WHAT’S THE RULE: GPS Apps on Smartphones

WHAT’S THE RULE: GPS Apps on Smartphones

In 2006, golf’s rules makers allowed the use of distance measuring devices in competition golf when a Local Rule is in effect. The Local Rule must provide that “… a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that […]