Learning the rules of golf

There is an old adage: 'Golf is a simple game made complicated by those who play it.'

In essence, golf consists of using clubs to hit balls into little holes strategically placed around the countryside. It's as simple as that. But there are thirty or so rules of golf that govern the sport. As with all sports, these seem far more complicated on paper than they do when you are actually playing the game: so the best advice is to familiarise yourself with the rules by reading them through, then start playing with someone who already knows them.

You can download of the rules of golf for free at www.randa.org, the website of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Scotland (which is responsible for standardising the rules, along with the United States Golf Association).

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Rob Miller 11 November, 2010

Cool site.

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