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2016 Rules of Golf Apps

The Rules of Golf and Decisions on the Rules of Golf Apps (English language) have been updated for the 2016 Rules and are available to download NOW.

Rules of Golf & Decisions Apps

Rules of Golf App

The Rules of Golf App is available FREE on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  Featuring an improved search functionality, the App allows users to quickly find information about all aspects of the laws of the game from etiquette, through a summary of the fundamental Rules (the Quick Guide), to the complete Rules of Golf (effective January 2016).

The Quick Guide to the Rules explains how a player should proceed in a number of frequently occurring Rules scenarios. Designed for easy reference, the Guide contains numerous images, diagrams and video explanations.

Also included is guidance on the essential etiquette of the game, in which two-time Champion Golfer of the Year Padraig Harrington explains pace of play, care of the course, and consideration for other golf course users.

Quick Guide
Quick Guide

The updated app includes a completely new Quiz section with many more questions, full explanations a revised scoring method.  Challenge your friends to beat your score in the Quiz.


Decisions on the Rules of Golf App

The Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2016-2017, the official interpretation of the Rules of Golf, is now available for the first time as a FREE App for Android devices as well as iPhones and iPads. 

The App contains the Rules of Golf which came in effect in January 2016, together with the new and revised Decisions for 2016-2017.  It will assist in resolving Rules problems, both simple and complicated, which arise at all levels of competitive golf. 

The Decisions follow a clear question and answer format so that the interpretation is easy to understand and implement.  This app is ideal for those that are involved in organising events and who need to know the Rules in detail: referees, golf club Committee members and golf professionals.

Further information and details of where to download each of the Apps is available on the following web-page: