It is important for all golfers to be aware of the rule changes that came into effect on Jan 01 2019.
We are running our rules night on Wed 23rd Jan @ 7:30pm.
Videos and fact sheets are no substitute for a good Q&A session so please do come along.
In the meantime …
With so much information & advice available about the new rules of golf for 2019 it is impossible to repeat everything in one short posting. Instead, we will try to direct you to those links which we find most useful. If you know of any others please let us know and we will try to include them here.
By default, the R&A site https://www.randa.org/ should always be the go-to for any queries.
20 Must Know Rules
What is New – What is the Same
An overview of what is new and what has stayed the same in the rules.
Rules Visual Search
The R&A have added a new way to search the rules online – a visual search which categorises everything, in visual terms, where they would normally appear on the course. This is a highly recommended resource for all golfers.
Rules of Golf App
For smartphone users, links for the app download can be found on
The R&A have a really good series of short video clips about 2019 rule changes on their YouTube channel. This link will autoplay each video in the series.
Another animated clip is available on their twitter feed
— The R&A (@RandA) December 30, 2018
A longer single clip in animation form is available on their website
Note that some of the Local Rules and Competition Formats covered in the above clips (Out Of Bounds local rule and Maximum Score Stroke Play) have not been implemented at Tipperary Golf Club at this point.
For full rules please see
For interpretation on rules please see
Happy Golfing 2019.