Welcome to the NCGA’s Rules of Golf Resources Page
Below are helpful links and documents designed to aid golfers in learning the Rules of Golf. The resources below range from introductory Rules knowledge assistance to advanced topics for complex rulings and come from various expert sources across the globe. The page will be constantly updated as new resources are developed. If you have any questions about the links, documents or Rules of Golf in general, please contact Ryan Farb, NCGA Director of Rules and Competitions.
General Area – Dr. Lew Blakey’s Rules website
Virtually Certain Missy – Rules Clarifications from Missy Jones
NCGA Rules Bag Tags are available for order on our online store, click here
Rules Hotline – (831) 622-8229
After hours or on weekends please leave a message and the Rules query will be answered as soon as possible. If related to a competition currently being played please state that in the message.
The USGA will offer complimentary copies of both the 2019 Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf and the 2019 Rules of Golf (full edition). As part of this program, Allied Golf Associations, golf clubs and other golf entities can order these two Rules publications at quantity and will be responsible for only the cost of shipping. Please note that the Rules publications are note for resale. Shipping times can vary based on quantity and location, and you should anticipate a standard lead time of 7-10 business days for shipping.
Note: The NCGA does not stock Rules publications. Please contact USGA Publications.
Orders may be placed in two ways:
Online – www.usgapublications.com. Please note, if you have not done so already, you will need to register to take advantage of complimentary pricing and bulk ordering.
Phone – 1-800-336-4446
- Clarifications on the Rules of Golf – Released April 9, 2019
- Clarification on Rule 10.2b(4) – Released February 6, 2019
- Clarifications on the Rules of Golf – Released December 18, 2018
- Modernization of the Rules of Golf Resources – Full Text of Rules & Interpretations
- NCGA Clarification on Cell Phones as Distance-Measuring Devices
General Rules of Golf Documents – 2019 Documents
Some Principles Behind the Rules of Golf – By Joseph C. Dey (Former USGA Executive Director)
Internal Definitions in the Rules of Golf – By Ryan Farb
Major Changes Document – USGA
Rules of Golf Documents by Rule
FUNDAMENTALS OF THE GAME 1-4
Rule 1 – The Game, Player Conduct and the Rules
Rule 2 – The Course
- Key Points