October 6, 2014
As we move towards the introduction of wholesale changes in the Rules of Golf, the R&A, USGA and Golf Canada announced today that they will publish a concise version designed for more effective use by golfers ON the course.
The details were provided in a release today:
St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA: Golf’s new Rules have been published by The R&A and the USGA in partnership with Golf Canada 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
-A simpler, more direct writing style.
-Two million copies of the Player’s Edition will be distributed in the United States and its territories and Mexico by the USGA and a similar number in the rest of the world by The R&A, all with the support of…
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