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The Official Rules of Golf

The Rules of Golf are comprehensive and provide answers to the many issues that arise in a game that is played worldwide on many different types of courses by players of all abilities.

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About Committee Procedures
Committee Procedures contain practical guidance for those involved in running day to day play at golf courses or running competitions at all levels of the game. It is divided into guidance for "general play" (when the Committee is not running a competition) and guidance for "competitions", while recognizing that the two often overlap. Section 8 also provides Model Local Rules that the Committee can adopt to meet local needs.