Rules of Golf 2019

Governance

Unless otherwise stated in the Conditions of Competition (CiC) all golf competitions at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club are played according to the Rules of Golf administered and published by The R&A (Royal and Ancient) and The USGA (United States Golf Association).

The two organisations govern the sport of golf worldwide, operating in separate jurisdictions whilst sharing a commitment to a single code for the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and Equipment Standards. Links on their respective websites provide a wealth of definitive information about the game in general, and changes to the Rules of Golf  that came into force in 2019 in particular.

Top 10 Rules Essentials

Watch these 10 essential videos from the R&A website to get up to speed with the Rules of Golf, with the opportunity to then answer a few short questions to help you learn the key points.

The R&A have also published a 2019 Rules of Golf App which is available FREE on iPhone, iPad and Android
"From on-course behaviour, through a summary of the fundamental Rules to the complete Rules of Golf (effective January 2016), and a new interactive quiz, you’ll soon find the answer you are looking for."

England Golf - "Become a Rules Guru"

More valuable golfing resources are available on the website of England Golf - the governing body for amateur golf in England. 

Registering as a Member (free!) gives access to a wealth of "goodies", including a subscription to their newsletter which is running a weekly series of articles and videos entitled "Become a Rules Guru", covering the changes to the Rules that came into force in 2019.


WEEK 1 - Dropping a ball

(Full Article)


WEEK 2 - Loose impediments in a penalty area

(Full Article)


WEEK 3 - Bunkers

(Full Article)


WEEK 4 - Putting Green

(Full Article)


WEEK 5 - Ball  Moving on the Putting Green

(Full Article)


WEEK 6 - Pace of Play

(Full Article)


 WEEK 7 - Ball Moved During Search

(Full Article)


WEEK 8 - Replacing Ball

(Full Article)


WEEK 9 - Substitution of Ball

(Full Article)


 WEEK 10 - The Role of your Caddie

(Full Article)


 WEEK 11 - Deciding Whether or Why a Ball Moved

(Full Article)


 WEEK 12 - Maximum Score Form of Stroke Play

(Full Article)