Rules of Golf


The following resources will allow you to understand the Rules of Golf that took effect in 2019. Also, outlined below are ways that you can get your hands on the Rules whether it is online, through publication, or via smart phone or tablet.


Get your hands on the Rules:

Rules of Golf Education

To help educate the community on the Rules of Golf that will take effect January 1st, 2019, the TGA will be conducting Rules of Golf seminars throughout 2019. The Rules of Golf seminars will be geared towards two separate audiences: the everyday golfer, Club Professionals and Volunteer Officials. For more information, follow the link below.

TGA Member Club Corner

The Member Club Corner is designed to help club professionals and club Committee members with administering the Rules of Golf. Outlined below are resources to help educate your membership and to help club Committees manage both competitions and general play.

Educate Your Membership:

Role of the Committee:

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