Golf’s new Rules have been published by The R&A and the USGA ahead of coming into effect on 1 January 2019.
For the first time, a new Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is being introduced to provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the sport. Printed copies of The Player’s Edition should be available from your local golf club and the Player’s Edition, the Rules of Golf and Official Guide are all available now on The R&A’s website and on The R&A’s new 2019 Rules of Golf App (iOS and Android). Print versions of the Official Guide will be available from November.
Various other resources, including a Visual Search and an updated Rules quiz, are also available to help golfers, Committees and Referees to familiarise themselves with the new Rules of Golf, both on The R&A’s website and on the App. Additional resources, including an updated Rules Academy and a Committee Toolkit, will be added in the coming months.
For more information on the new Rules of Golf and the resources that are available, follow the link below.
The Rules Explorer contains everything you need to know on the Rules of Golf. It contains full details of the Rules of Golf, the Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf, Interpretations on the Rules of Golf as well as the Committee Procedures and Rules for Players with Disabilities.
Whether you want to learn the basics or need to understand the finer details of the Decisions, discover more about the Rules of Golf via The R&A’s publications and The R&A’s formal three-tier education programme.