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Rules Corner



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.

WSGA/PNGA Rules of Golf Seminars

With major changes to the Rules of Golf taking effect on January 1, 2019, the WSGA/PNGA will be offering seminars to learn all about the new changes to the game.

 

 

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Rules of Golf:
WSGA News, Videos and Features


USGA Statement Regarding Amateur Status of Highly Ranked Golfer Lucy Li

The USGA Amateur Status Committee has ruled that amateur golfer Lucy Li breached Rule 6-2 of the Rules of Amateur Status

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Golf’s New Rules: Relief for an Embedded Ball

Under the new rules of golf, players may take relief for an embedded ball anywhere in the “general area” (except in sand).

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The USGA And The R&A Release Clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4): Restriction on Caddie Standing Behind Player

The USGA and The R&A have provided two clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4) regarding restrictions on caddies standing behind players, which take effect immediately.

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Rules of Golf – Equipment

By now you’ve probably heard, the new Rules of Golf are in effect.

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Rules of Golf – Ball at Rest

New Year, new Rules. Golf’s new Rules are now in effect.

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Golf’s New Rules: Ball Moved During Search

Under the new Rules of Golf, if a player accidentally moves his or her ball while searching for it:

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Golf’s New Rules: “Maximum Score” Form of Stroke Play

Under the new Rules of Golf, an alternative form of stroke play called “Maximum Score” allows for

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