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. This version, which will serve as the primary publication for all golfers, features:
- A more intuitive organisation with ten simplified topical groupings
- A “Purpose of the Rule” description at the top of each Rule to better define why the Rule exists
- Easy-to-follow, full-colour diagrams and charts to aid in understanding
- A simpler, more direct writing style.