View a list of clarifications of the 2019 rules of golf. Decisions on the rules of golf 20102011 spiral bound. The quizzes in each of these lessons are designed as flash cards for the new rules numbers, subsections and definitions. Driving range, parking lot, roadways and work shedout of bounds. On the putting green rules 16 and 17 on the putting green, you may. Golf canada governed by the royal canadian golf association golfcanada.
Around the world of golf, there have been different ways as to how you would calculate ones handicap. The rcga changed to golf canada in april 2010 and currently. The rcga and usga both sit on the joint rules committee, the entity that makes the rules that we all play by. Golf canada handicap manual golf canada the national. There is no substitute for memorizing these in the quest to master the new rules of golf. The 201011 edition comes with a new coilbound cover that will lay flat for. Rcga rules shall govern all play with the following local rules in effect. Rcga manager of handicap and course rating quiz rules. The first step to learning the rules is to learn where everything is and to learn the definitions. The rules education program is designed for all golfers wishing to improve their level of knowledge about the rules of golf including recreational golfers, competitive golfers, professionals and rules officials. Member handicap and scoring records must be accessible in the university golf course section of the rcga golf canada website and therefore open to scrutiny by the match committee. Golf is playing a ball from the tee ing ground into the hole by a stroke or strokes.
Complete an additional 10 hours accompanying a nationally certified referee at a championship. The two organizations are joint authors and owners of the rules. Attend and achieve a minimum of 80% on the provincial exam, administered by the pa. Recognized by sport canada as the national sports organization nso for golf in this country, the rcgas mission is to grow participation in and passion for the sport while upholding the integrity. For the optimal experience we recommend you upgrade to windows 10 with microsoft edge or install one of the proposed browsers, or visit us on your mobile device. Obstructions on the golf course can be a cause for anxiety, frustration and, oftentimes, unwanted added strokes. However, you can access the rcga network through the golf canada site if you enter your rcga network username and password into your golf canada. Complete 50 hours of oncourse experience as a referee. By participating in the competition, entrants agree to be bound. The current publication, titled, decisions on the rules of golf, 2016 2017 will continue to be valid through to the end of 2018 until the new rules of golf take effect on 1 january 2019. Fraserviewgolfclub the golf canada handicap manual is the comprehensive guide to the rules and regulations of the handicap system.
Our goal is to respond to all requests within 24 hours. Rules of golf contd alphabetical by region ontario events tour events ontario news tour news weather golf tips handicapping swing doctor golf links golf rules. If, when proceeding under the rules, a player drops a ball at a point through the green, it must be redropped if it rolls and comes to rest on a putting green. Andrews, scotland, writes, interprets and maintains the rules of golf to guard the tradition and integrity of the game. Lateral water hazards are indicated by red stakes or extreme rough grass longer. Check with system administrator to correct data or enter score using manual course entry. An rcga reference of the basic rules of golf from your rcga network account, you can find a link to this under the lefthand menu titled handicapping.
The rcga network and golf canada are separate systems with separate usernames and passwords. The rules of golf below are a shortened version of the rcga rules of golf. Play the course as you find it and play the ball as it lies. If youre new to the game, learning all the rules can be overwhelming at first. Water hazards are defined by yellow stakes or lines. I also wish to acknowledge those other individuals whose varied contributions at the club and provincial level have supported the rules and are helping grow the game of golf in canada. As 2016 approaches, 4 major rule changes will add some common sense to golf and i think will reduce some of the frustration experienced by all golfers, at every level.
Fundamentals of the game rules 14 rule 1 the game, player conduct and the rules. The rcga network allows you to create and develop a quick link to other members and courses. Post your scores, look up a golfers handicap factor, find canadian golf courses, compute your course handicap from your mobile device. Lilley brook golf club in cheltenham, gloucestershire. We have all seen information on some significant changes to the rules of golf coming soon. Score cards and keeping score mens midweek golf club. Recognized by sport canada as the national sports organization nso for golf in this country, the rcga s mission is to grow participation in and passion for the sport while upholding the integrity. New rules of golf for 2019 northern california golf. Explore the major changes introduced in the 2019 rules. When taking relief from an abnormal course condition or penalty area, for example, golfers will now drop from knee height. Faq golf canada score centre customer support golf canada is dedicated to offering the best customer support possible.
Rule 3 covers the three central elements of all golf competitions. Out of bounds defined by perimeter fences or white stakes. Decisions on the rules of golf 20102011 spiral bound rcga on. Golf canada offers several programs to learn the rules of golf. In addition to the 34 rules of golf, most courses have local rules which apply only to their course. Ryan chairman rules of golf committee royal canadian golf association september 2011 foreword 5. British columbia golf administers the rules of golf and handicap system as developed by the world governing bodies of golf and administered in canada by golf canada. Rcga rules govern all play except where local rules prevail. More information about the rules of golf can be found at. Age eligibility nsultation with the rules of golf committee of ra rules limited.
Golf canada the national sport federation and governing. We have a common mission to get more people to play and enjoy the grand game of golf. The rules of golf are comprehensive and provide answers to the many issues that arise in a game that is played worldwide on many. To receive preferred member club pricing please call 1. Im trying to login to the network with my username and password, but its not working.
Foreword to the 2012 rules of amateur status amateurism in sport is much less common today than in the past. Click here to view a pdf of the new rules of golf for 2019. The royal canadian golf association rcga is the governing body of golf in canada, representing 377,000 members at 1,600 clubs across the country. The development of the world handicap system has been made. Easy guide to the etiquette and rules of golf golf canada. The book is essential for every club handicap committee. As the owner of the term golf canada and a licensee of those well established trademarks and service marks, golf canada has the sole right to. The world handicap system will provide a consistent method of measuring skill level around the globe, and will produce handicaps that are portable from course to course, country to country. Rcga rules modernization january 1st, 2019 dropping procedure.
When compared to other popular sports, golf is truly unique in this regard. Companion publication to the rules of golf, decisions on the rules of golf 2012 20 will also be available january 1, 2012. The rules of golf consist of a standard set of regulations and procedures by which the sport of golf. Rcga level 3 rules seminar rules of golf exam notes the exam is optional, but it is considered to be an important part of the seminar and all participants are. Members require an uptodate rcga handicap in order to be eligible to participate in club events such as low net, par points, and competitions. Whether to view a friends profile, send a message, access a courses information, or facilitate entering an away score at a regularly played golf course, these lists are a great application to use. Rule 1 introduces these central principles of the game for the player. A joint committee of these associations, on which the chair of golf canadas rules and amateur status committee sits, is charged with revising, modernizing and improving the rules of golf.
A, usga, rcga publish new golf rules the globe and. Level 1 the introductory online program designed to introduce the. These rules apply solely to the competition and are not intended to alter or revise the rcga rules of golf as applicable to the game of golf as played in canada. It contains the rules of golf and over 1100 situations in a question and answer format. Learning the basics for beginners if you enjoy playing golf, you are aware that there are a number of golf rules that one should adhere to.
In an average round, a golfer may encounter any number of movable and immovable obstructions, and without a good grasp of the usga rules in relation to relief from these obstructions, they may end up tacking on unnecessary strokes when attempting to pick. These rules are usually listed on the back of the scorecard or posted in the clubhouse or proshop. New rbc canadian open ticket options now available. New golf handicap system 2020 what you need to know. The rcga decisions on the rules of golf is an essential reference for all golf clubs and officials. Rcga manager of handicap and course rating quiz rules rcga. The holes of the course must be played in order l through 9, 10 through 18 or 1 through 18.1541 526 565 732 868 102 389 1398 624 293 914 1551 1381 1184 756 1574 1206 1630 392 139 397 51 313 343 1218 420 1300 1454 138 1139 434 1395