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The WSGA is the governing body of golf in Washington and Northern Idaho, licensed to promote and implement the policies of the game as set forth by the United States Golf Association and the Royal & Ancient, particularly as they pertain to the education, administration and dissemination of the Rules of Golf. For standard policies in WSGA championships, click here.


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WSGA News, Videos and Features

Former WSGA CEO John Bodenhamer discusses proposed Rules changes

Bodenhamer Discusses Rules

At the North American Golf Innovation Symposium, held in Vancouver, B.C. on March 6-7, the USGA’s Senior Managing Director of Championships

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USGA and R&A announce proposed changes to modernize golf’s Rules; asking for feedback

Modernizing the Rules of Golf

The USGA and the R&A have unveiled a preview of proposed new Rules of Golf, as part of a joint initiative to modernize the Rules

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Rules Spotlight: Preferred Lies and/or Winter Rules

One of the primary principles of the Rules of Golf is to "play the ball as it lies," which the WSGA strongly recommends in most instances.

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New Local Rule Eliminates Penalty for a Player Who Accidentally Causes a Ball to Move on the Putting Green

New USGA Local Rule

The USGA and The R&A have announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved

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Video: Rules R Us #5

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Video: Rules R Us, #4

Rules R Us

If you could have as many clubs as you want, how many would you have?

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Video: Rules R Us!

Rules R Us!

If you could change any of the Rules of Golf, which would one it be and why?

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