Rules and Rants

R&A and USGA announce changes to “Decisions on the Rules of Golf”

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As the National Sport Organization and governing body of golf in Canada, Golf Canada, in conjunction with the R&A and the United States Golf Association, announce the new revisions to the 2012-2013 edition of the “Decisions on the Rules of Golf”.

The recent changes will come into effect January 1, 2014.

Golf Canada is proud to be the sole association sitting with R&A Rules Limited and the USGA on the Joint Rules Committee, which carries out the quadrennial review of the Rules of Golf, and revises the “Decisions on the Rules of Golf” every two years. Golf’s governing bodies are committed to ensure the rules are constantly evolving and relevant to today’s game.

The “2014-2015 Decisions on the Rules of Golf” contains more than 1,200 entries addressing specific situations under the Rules of Golf. A total of 87 changes have been made to the 2012-2013 Decisions book: three (3) new Decisions, 59 revised Decisions, one (1) re-numbered Decision and 24 Decisions withdrawn.

Notable changes to the 2014-2015 Decisions on the Rules of Golf include:

The full text of the revisions to “Decisions on the Rules of Golf” can be found at and

Printed copies of the “2014-2015 Decisions on the Rules of Golf” are available on Golf Canada’s e-store for pre-order and will be shipped January 1st, 2014. Pre-order here.