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View the R&A Official Golf Rules

View the R & A Rules

The R & A is golf's world rules and development body and organiser of The Open Championship. It operates with the consent of more than 130 national and international, amateur and professional organisations, from over 120 countries and on behalf of an estimated 30 million golfers in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and The Americas (outside the USA and Mexico). The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the game’s governing body in the United States and Mexico.

Also see:  R & A Rules Publications


Mobile Applications

The R&A’s official Rules App, available FREE for iPhone, iPad and iTouch, Android and Windows.

Focusing on a summary of the fundamental Rules  – the Quick Guide – with numerous images, diagrams and video clips. Also features the essential etiquette of the game, in which two-time Open Champion Padraig Harrington explains pace of play, care of the course, and consideration for other golf course users.

Includes the complete Rules of Golf (2008-2011) and an interactive Rules quiz.


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