Rules of Golf 2019


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  coming into force in 2019 in particular.

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. The website is divided into three main sections : 
"For Counties", "For Golfers" and "For Golf Clubs".

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 come 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)