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rules of golf

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, jointly write and interpret the Rules of Golf to guard the tradition and integrity of the game. The latest version went into effect on January 1, 2019. The latest changes are expected to have the most impact on the game and to be of most interest to golfers.

The process to modernize the Rules began in 2012 with the aim of making the Rules easier to understand and apply for all golfers as well as to help make the game more appealing and accessible for newcomers.

CLICK HERE to read the 2019 Rules primer that will make sure that you are ready to play by the new Rules the next time you step on the course.

Should you have any questions about the Rules now or during the upcoming season, you can contact Kevin Eldridge at

CLICK HERE to read a special message from Eldridge, which appeared in a recent issue of MassGolfer magazine.