The role of the Equipment Standards Committee is to regulate the equipment which may be used to play the game, both by amateurs and professionals alike. From Drivers to Golf Balls and Grooves to Distance Measuring Devices, visit the Equipment section to access the latest information and ensure all of your kit conforms to the current standards.
The Committee is assisted by a staff of 11 - made up of Scientists, Engineers, Technicians, Rules experts & Administrators.
Good etiquette is essential in golf, helping all players to gain maximum enjoyment from the game.
Open Champion and R&A Working for Golf Ambassador Padraig Harrington takes you through the complete Etiquette of Golf. Learn more about safety on the golf course, respecting the course and other players, and what you can do to ensure play proceeds at a good pace.
Did you know?
Honesty, integrity, courtesy: three words that have come to represent the spirit in which the game of golf is played.
Whether you want to learn the basics or need to understand the finer details of the Decisions, discover more about the Rules of Golf via The R&A’s publications and The R&A’s formal three-tier education programme.