2019 Golf Rules

Six years in the making, officials with the USGA and R&A have settled on a new, modernised version of the Rules of Golf that will go into effect January 1, 2019.

With the objective of making the Rules easier to understand and apply, the result is a reduction in number of rules from 34 to 24 and a reorganisation that consolidates principles and simplifies the overall language to make it more practical to current golfers and more accessible to newcomers.

The following links may help you acquaint yourself with and explain the new rules.

Please acquaint yourself with the new golf rules which incorporate the most sweeping changes to the game’s Rules in decades.