Rules News and Features

Zach Johnson
Rules News
Friday, July 24 2015

Zach Johnson: Rule 16-1c

Since the exciting conclusion of The 144th Open, The R&A has received several enquiries as to th...

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...

25-1b Exceptions Image 1
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....

Golf Rules on Tour image 1
Rules News
Friday, June 26 2015

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

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Open Article - Image 1

The Old Course is unique in many ways and will continue to present challenges to the players contest...

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Rules News

Pace of Play Global Survey

The R&A has announced the results of a pace of play survey, with an industry forum to discuss th...

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Course Set-up 1
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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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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Rules Academy
Rules Announcements
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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