All the Rules issued since the formation of the first R&A Rules of Golf Committee in 1897 are here, as issued by the R&A. While trying to be as trustworthy as possible for users, this site is still a way from perfection.
Also included are copies of some notable Rules prior to 1897 as issued by prominent Golf Clubs of the era, to help show how a universal code of play developed.
It was always the intention of this site to build up copies of previous USGA versions of the Rule books, however the USGA site itself now provides a copy of all these on line here. Saves me a lot of work!
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This site gratefully acknowledges the contribution to the content and accuracy of these pages by:
Ken Chapman, Finland
Richard Groff, USA
Nick Hocking, Australia
Paul Best, Austraila
|Janet Homer, England
Alan Horne, Australia
Aleid Kemper, Holland
Neil Millar, England
|Nancy Stulack, USGA
Malcolm Wadsworth, England
K.O. Lau, Malaysia
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