From 1 January 2016 all golfers will be prohibited from anchoring the club either “directly” or by use of an “anchor point” in making a stroke. The penalty is loss of hole in match play or two strokes in stroke play.
The following video and the various documents below provide additional guidance on the Rule (Rule 14-1b) and provide background information on the decision to adopt the Rule.
The Rules Explorer contains everything you need to know on the Rules of Golf and the Rules of Amateur Status. It contains full details of the Rules of Golf, the Decisions on the Rules of Golf as well as the Rules of Amateur Status and Guidance on Running a Competition.
Think you know the Rules of Golf? Test your knowledge to find out whether you are a novice or a master, then challenge your friends to do the same. Warm up with a practice round or go straight for the mini quiz or 18 hole quiz.
The Rules Academy is an online version of the Level 1 Introductory Rules School and provides an interesting and easy way to learn the basics of the Rules of Golf. Try to gain an official R&A certificate by taking the online Level 1 Exam at the end of the course.