2019 Rules of Golf – Just Around the Corner
January 1, 2019 is going to get here faster than we all think. That means that the most comprehensive changes to the Rules of Golf to ever take place are almost here. Today, the USGA announced that they have published the new rules that will go into effect on January 1.
2019 will mark significant changes to the rules themselves, as well as significant changes to the way we all learn and research the rules. For the first time, a “Player’s Edition” to the rules will be published. This will be shorter than the regular rules book and will be written in the second-person, to allow for better comprehension. The new rules book will feature more graphics and diagrams and the updated Rules of Golf Mobile App and USGA website will include even more videos, showing examples of the rules and how they should be applied.
Finally, there will no longer be a “Decisions on the Rules of Golf” book. This is being replaced by the new “Official Guide to the Rules of Golf”, which will be available in November. The “Official Guide” is currently available via digital formats at usga.org or via your mobile app.