Date: August 02, 2018

Official Guide to the Rules of Golf

As many of us know, the new Rules of Golf have been unveiled and will be implemented across the globe effective 1 January 2019.

With that comes the new Official Guide to the Rules of Golf (replacing the Decisions book) which will contain information to best support committees and officials.

It includes interpretations on the Rules, committee procedures (available local rules and information on establishing the terms of the competition), and the Modified Rules of Golf for Players with Disabilities. It is a comprehensive resource document intended as a supplementary publication.

Golf Australia are offering a special price for Australian golf clubs and affiliated individuals who pre-order the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf before August 20.

  • •  Price: $31.95 per book (RRP $39.99)
  • •  Postage: A flat rate of $10 will be added to all orders for postage and handling
  • •  Pre-sale dates: Monday 6 August and Monday 20 August 2018 – pre-orders are no longer being taken however online retailers such as Booktopia, Angus & Robertson and Fishpond have this product available for purchase.


Players are reminded that the current edition of the Rules of Golf (2016) must be applied when playing, posting scores or competing for the remainder of 2018.