“The Player’s Edition” and “The Official Guide” published today by USGA and the R&A!

Hi all!

Today, USGA and the R&A published two new Rules books: “The Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf” and “The Official Guide to The Rules of Golf”!

Status of the three publications from USGA and the R&A thus is:

  1. The Rules book. The Rules book is now available in a digital version (since 1st of March 2018 it has been available in a PDF-version, but now it is available as a “look-up-version”). You can order it in a printed version on USGA’s website as of today, but not until October 1st on The R&A’s website.
  2. The Player’s Edition. This book was published digitally today, and is available here. The Player’s Edition is a shortened version of the Rules book, and contains furthermore many drawings, explanations etc., so that it should be much easier to read. You can order it in a printed version on USGA’s website as of today, but not until October 1st on The R&A’s website.
  3. “The Official Guide”. This book was published digitally today, and is available here. The Official Guide is a kind of the new “Decisionsbook”, and contains a number of interpretations of the Rules, and also contains Committee Procedures etc. It can be ordered in a printed version as of November 1st.

You can read more about it here.

Furthermore a new app has been available today, which can be downloaded to both Android and iOS – you can read about it here.

Since The Official Guide has now been published, I can now finish writing my books, making of Rules videos, slideshows etc…. so that is really great! Busy and interesting times ahead!

Please remember to pre-order one of my 2019-updated Rules books (e.g “First Aid” or “Match Play ABC”) and to enroll yourself in the 2019-Oswald’s Rules School –  and feel free to contact me on [email protected] or +45 2925 8636 if you have any questions or comments!

(PS: Please don’t write any comments below, since I get a new website shortly).

Have a great day!

/Brian

 

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3 responses to “The Player’s Edition” and “The Official Guide” published today by USGA and the R&A!

  1. Thu Zin Aung September 13th, 2018 at 3:18

    Hi

  2. Anonymous September 19th, 2018 at 6:25

    Before playing his ball from long grass, a player moves some loose impediments from around his ball. In doing so he causes his ball to move. What is the ruling?

    Your Answer
    The player gets one penalty stroke and the ball must be replaced.
    Correct Answer
    There is no penalty but the ball must be replaced.
    Explanation
    As the player has caused his ball to move, he gets a penalty of one stroke and must replace the ball.

    I am finding that the explanations are opposite of what is given as the correct answer.

    • RedwoodPark September 20th, 2018 at 21:44

      Under the current rules
      If a player moves their own ball it is a breach of Rule 18-2 and they get a penalty of one stroke, even if it occurred while they were searching for their ball.

      Under the new rules
      Rule 7.4 states that there is no penalty if the player’s ball is accidentally moved by the player, opponent or anyone else while trying to find or identify it.

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