A quick guide to the Rules of Golf

This guide focuses on commonly encountered Rules situations and attempts to provide a simple explanation of these Rules. This guide is not a substitute for the Rules of Golf, which should be consulted whenever any doubt arises.
For more information on the points covered, please refer to the relevant Rule.




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Rules of Golf (Effective Jan 2016)

The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA) have announced the publication of the new Rules of Golf for 2016 – 2019.

Changes to the Rules – which for the first time have been designed, published and presented jointly by golf’s governing bodies – include exonerating a player from penalty if it is known their ball was moved by the wind after address.





Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2016 – 2017

The Decisions on the Rules of Golf is a MUST-HAVE publication for every committee conducting golf competitions. Includes the complete Rules of Golf plus a Q&A section providing the correct interpretations of over 1200 decisions.

Clarifies all ambiguities, allowing you to apply the Rules impartially in any situation. Covers everything from distance measuring devices to what to do if you can’t identify a ball in a tree as yours.

Price: $35.00


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Golf Rules Illustrated (Effective Jan 2016)

The Golf Rules Illustrated contains the complete Rules as revised at 1 January 2016, together with over 100 illustrations designed to provide an easier understanding of the laws of the game, with particular emphasis given to those situations that cause most difficulty for golfers at all levels.

Price: $30.00


Golf Rules in Action

Golf Rules in Action

Golf Rules in Action is an R&A produced DVD that explains and demonstrates the basic Rules of the game using footage from top-level tournaments and involving some of the world’s best golfers. Watch Woods, Els, Mickelson, Garcia, Harrington, Faldo, Ballesteros and a host of others, as the DVD takes you through the fundamental Rules. Playing the ball as it lies, obstructions, water hazards, lost ball, provisional ball, unplayable ball and lots more are covered in a way that makes it simple to understand the basic Rules.

Price: $25.00