When will the R&A/USGA Rules Book be modified?
That is a question I have received many times since the many changes as of January 1st 2019.
In March, we came closer to an answer when USGA wrote the following on their website:
– The date of the next full revision to the Rules of Golf, which will include printing updated books, is still undecided but will not occur before 2022.
USGA does not elaborate exactly what “full revision” means, but I don’t expect that there will be many changes. At this point, we will just have to wait and see.
Four times a year, Clarifications can be issued, but that does not mean that the Rules Books are re-printed for every Clarification; the Clarifications are (for now) published online only.
So I guess we can relax a few more years before we see a new cover on the Rules of Golf…!