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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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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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Golf’s New Rules: Replacing Ball When Original Spot Not Known

Under the new Rules of Golf, if your golf ball at rest is lifted or moved from it's original spot

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Golf’s New Rules: The Flagstick

Under the new Rules of Golf, there will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole.

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Golf’s New Rules: Unplayable Ball in Bunker

Get familiar with the some of the changes in the new Rules of Golf, before they go into effect on January 1, 2019.

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USGA and R&A finalize limits on use of green-reading materials

USGA and R&A finalize limits on green-reading materials

The USGA and R&A have published the finalized interpretation on the use of green-reading materials in golf, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

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Golf’s modernized Rules and new Player’s Edition published

Golf's modernized Rules and Player's Edition published

Golf’s new Rules have been published by the USGA and The R&A ahead of their effective date of January 1, 2019.

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USGA and R&A announce plans to limit use of green-reading materials beginning in 2019

USGA and R&A plan to limit green-reading materials

The USGA and The R&A are proposing regulations regarding the use of green-reading materials, reaffirming the need for a player to read greens based on their own judgment

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