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Rules Of Golf

Jun 12th, 2018 Article

Backstopping in golf – what's in it for you?

'Backstopping'. It's golf's latest term for us to get to grips with and it's causing mayhem with golf's morality and presents an awkward scenario for the rule book...

Dec 11th, 2017 Article

Armchair referees banned

In a much­–needed outbreak of collective sanity, armchair referees will no longer be able to submit potential rules violations that they see while watching tournament broadcasts. And there's more good news as well.

Apr 2nd, 2017 Article

Lydia Ko calls for rule change

Lydia Ko has spoken out against the ruling which denied Lexi Thompson a major title at the ANA Inspiration.  

Mar 3rd, 2017 Article

Sky Caddie welcome rules changes

SkyCaddie has issued a statement following this week’s announcement by the R&A and USGA that major changes are being proposed to the Rules Of Golf for 2019 onwards.

Mar 2nd, 2017 Article

How the Pros have reacted

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have backed the changes to the rules of golf with Rory expressing the belief that the "revolutionary" modernisation and simplification could stop people turning away from the game.

Jan 25th, 2017 Article

Muirfield to vote on women membership again

Lorks a Lordy, as if there weren't more pressing matters at hand, Muirfield are in the news again as they announce they will have yet another vote on whether to go berserk and allow females to be admitted to their club.

Dec 9th, 2016 Article

R&A and USPGA eliminate ball moving penalty rule

The R&A and the USGA have announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. And Dustin Johnson for one is delighted. 

Oct 17th, 2016 Article

Golf's Strangest Rules

Ever wondered what would happen if your ball landed in an orange or thought about eating grass on the course? The answers to those and other strange golf rules questions can be found here...

Sep 18th, 2016 Article

Cat burglar is golf ball thief

A cat has been ruining rounds at a golf course by stealing golf balls, and forcing the club's exasperated owners to change their rules.