New German Language Rules of Golf iPad/iPhone App launched

A new German language Rules of Golf app has been launched for iPad and iPhone.  It is available to download now for free from the iTunes App Store.

The app was created by The R&A and the German Golf Association and uses video footage, illustrations and images to explain the many different Rules issues which can arise during a round of golf.

It is designed to give a quick and easy guide to the Rules of Golf and is aimed at German and German-speaking golfers worldwide.

The German Golf Association has produced 25 short video clips that explain key Rules decisions and scenarios that are included in the app. It also features a guide to the etiquette of the game with two-time Open Champion and R&A Working for Golf Ambassador Padraig Harrington that has been dubbed in German.

As well as a quick summary of the most commonly occurring Rules situations, the app features the complete Rules of Golf and a Rules quiz to enable users to test their knowledge.

David Rickman, Executive Director – Rules and Equipment Standards at The R&A, said, “The aim of the app is to act as a quick and easy reference guide to the most frequently occurring Rules and to help ensure German-speaking golfers are prepared for the many different situations which they might face on the golf course.  It is useful for any golfer or official from those who are just starting to play, to those officiating at higher levels of golf.”

Alexander Klose from the German Golf Association said, “The app will give golfers easy access to the Rules of Golf wherever they are and allow them to reference the Rules when they are in doubt as to how to proceed on the course. It will allow players to access the Rules on another platform and at places where the printed book might not be available.”

He added, “The videos and quiz within the app will also encourage players to learn the Rules and test themselves in a fun and interactive way.”

The German Rules of Golf app is designed to be an interactive, digital version of the Quick Guide to the Rules of Golf and is available to download now from the iTunes App Store.

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