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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


Golf Talk Seattle: April 13, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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The USGA and The R&A Release Clarification to Rule 4.1b

The USGA and The R&A have provided a clarification that introduces a Local Rule

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Rules Ramblings: Episode 2

Tell us how you really feel! We hit the streets to get your thoughts on the new Rules of Golf.

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Rules Ramblings: Episode 1

With a new set of Rules now in effect, we took to the streets to get your opinions on the new Rules of Golf.

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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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