Rules News and Features

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Rules News
Friday, June 26 2015

Golf Rules On Tour- June 2015

Bumblebees, trees, bad drops and transportation have in some cases resulted in penalties for players...

Club/Ball Interactions
Rules News
Monday, June 29 2015

Club/Ball Interactions Study

Tom Corke, has recently completed his PhD in Sports Science. In this article, he explains the natur...

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Rules News
Friday, June 26 2015

Reader Request Feature

R&A Rules Newsletter reader, Mick Collinson wrote to The R&A with the following request....

Tars Group 2015

The annual St Andrews Level 3 Tournament Administrators and Referees School (TARS) took place this w...

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Rules Academy
Rules News
Wednesday, March 4 2015

The Rules Academy is The R&A’s free online course that covers Etiquette and the most frequently ...

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Rules News

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Rules News
Monday, October 6 2014

In this article, we examine the different areas of the golf course that need to be taken into accoun...

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Seung-Yul Noh
Rules News
Thursday, October 2 2014

Considering the pressure and importance of a decision at the Ryder Cup, thankfully there were no rul...

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Rules Features

Pitch Shot
Rules Features
Tuesday, November 19 2013

The R&A has confirmed that the condition requiring clubs to conform to the 2010 groove and punch...

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Distance Measuring Devices
Rules Features
Tuesday, January 7 2014

This article guides you through the issue of Distance Measuring Devices....

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Rules Announcements

Rule 16-1a

The R&A and the USGA have recently been asked about methods of reading a putting green where pla...

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German Rules of Golf
Rules Announcements
Monday, July 7 2014

A new German language Rules of Golf app has been launched for iPad and iPhone. It is available to d...

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