The much anticipated Modernization of the Rules of Golf that comes into effect on 1 January 2019 is nearly upon us. The R&A have created a significant amount of information and resources to ensure that all golfers are aware of and understand the new rules. The majority of the changes are centered around pace of play and making the game simpler for all.

Golf Australia have created a fantastic summary page complete with extensive information, downloadable materials and easy to understand videos. GolfWA recommends that golfers visit the Golf Australia website to access a wealth of information.

The R&A website provides additional information, resources and tools golfers can utilize to educate themselves on the rules in an easy to follow format. The Resource Centre section under the Committee Toolkit title is a great area for some bedside reading for the rules enthusiast.

Here at GolfWA we are currently conducting education seminars for affiliated clubs in the metropolitan area and will extend into regional locations in 2019. If your club requires more information please contact our office by email sent to

Good golfing and remember knee height drop from January.


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Online Resources from the R&A 

2019 R&A Rules Quiz