2019 USGA Rule Changes

The Rules of Golf has always been a complicated issue for us amateur players and even the dedicated professionals, otherwise why would they need “rules officials” at every tournament. The purpose of the rule changes are to simplify and modernize the game of golf to make it more enjoyable to the players. Now is a great time to review the changes and take it to the course to practice applying the new rules to your game.

The Oregon Golf Association has provided a resource kit produced by the USGA to share with each club to help educate their membership. You will find links to PDF files below to let you view or download resources that may help you answer any questions about the rules. Also a slideshow is provided on this page to help you learn about the “2019 Major Changes to the Rules of Golf”.