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The resources available in this section include information for both Committees and Referees. These include; information to help Committees apply the Committee Procedures appropriately, additional information referenced in the Committee Procedures document, and resources for those looking to further understand the changes to the 2019 Rules of Golf.

A video detailing many of the changes to the Rules and a Club Rules Presentation are also available to download and use within your club from the following dropbox folder: Download

Additional resources will be added below as and when they become available.

Editions
Rules Academy

Learn the basics of the Rules of Golf.

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2019 Rules Clarifications
2019 Rules Clarifications
2019 Rules Clarifications

A document clarifying some points that have been raised in relation to the 2019 Rules and Interpretations (updated 1 October 2019)

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Educating Your Golfers
2019 Rules Infographics
2019 Rules Infographics

These aim to highlight many of the key changes

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Top 20 Must Know Changes
Top 20 Must Know Changes

Single page highlighting the must know changes

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Top 20 Rules Changes - with Images
Top 20 Rules Changes - with Images

The top 20 Rules changes are provided in a poster format

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Understanding the 2019 Rules Changes
Chart of Main Rules Changes
Chart of Main Rules Changes

Details of main Rules changes

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Explanation for Major Changes
Explanation for Major Changes

Details and reasons for the major Rule changes

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Green Reading Materials FAQs
Green Reading Materials FAQs

These relate to Interpretation 4.3a/1 that limits the use of Green Reading Materials. (Last Update June 2019)

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History of the Rules of Golf
History of the Rules of Golf

A brief history of revisions to the Rules of Golf: 1744 to 2016

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Mapping of 2016 Decisions to 2019 Rules
Mapping of 2016 Decisions to 2019 Rules

A summary showing how each of the 2016 Decisions are covered in the 2019 Rules. (Last updated 29 August 2019)

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Rules Fact Sheets - What is New
Rules Fact Sheets - What is New

An overview of what is new and what has stayed the same in the Rules

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Rules Modernisation FAQs
Rules Modernisation FAQs

FAQs from March 2018 Rules announcement

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The Rules Modernisation Initiative
The Rules Modernisation Initiative

Overview of the Rules Modernisation Initiative

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Topics Not Addressed for 2019
Topics Not Addressed for 2019

Overview of key Rules not changed for 2019

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Writing and Presenting the Rules
Writing and Presenting the Rules

The ways the writing and presenting of the Rules have changed

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Committee Checklists
Get Ready for 2019 - Committee
Get Ready for 2019 - Committee

Committee changes to be considered for 2019

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Pace of Play
Pace of Play Manual
Pace of Play Manual

This manual provides a range of possible solutions to slow play

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Local Rules and Terms of the Competition
R&A Hard Card 2019
R&A Hard Card 2019

Local Rules and Terms of Competition that will apply at R&A Championships in 2019

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TIO Diagrams
TIO Diagrams

Model Local Rule F-23 Temporary Immovable Obstructions - with Diagrams

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