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Rules Corner

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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Rules of Golf:
WSGA News, Videos and Features

Rules Spotlight: Temporary Greens and/or Tees

Scores made during temporary situations are acceptable for handicap purposes when the conditions of the course are equivalent to the USGA Course and Slope Rating.

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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: Reduction of Handicap Index

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Video: Score Posting for Not Played and Unfinished Holes

Handicapping Education Series - Score Posting for Not Played and Unfinished Holes

The WSGA discusses Section 4-1 and 4-2 of the USGA Handicap System.

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Video: Rules R Us #5

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Video: Equitable Stroke Control

Handicapping Education Series - Equitable Stroke Control

The WSGA discusses Section 4-3 of the USGA Handicap System, Equitable Stroke Control.

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