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One of the core functions of the United States Golf Association is to
write and interpret the Rules of Golf

The Association does this in conjunction with the R&A in St. Andrews, Scotland. The USGA also sets guidelines for competitions and Amateur Status. Learn and play by the rules for maximum enjoyment of the game. 


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"Local Rule for Accidental Movement of a Ball on the Putting Green"
For the official Local Rule for Accidental Movement of a Ball on the Putting Green, CLICK HERE

"Anchoring the Club"
For more information on the guidelines for anchoring a club, (CLICK HERE

"What to expect in 2019"
For a peak ahead to what is to come for the 2019 Modernization of the Rules of Golf, CLICK HERE

USGA's Pace of Play Center
CLICK HERE to view what the USGA is doing about slow play.