Thank you, governing bodies. Without encroaching on the incredibly important professional game, or attempting to explain bifurcation, here are ten revisions aimed at making amateur play more enjoyable and over before dark. Eliminate out-of-bounds and treat all white stakes as red. Drop two club lengths from where the ball crossed the boundary and play on. No death marches back to the tee. Let your opponent chose the drop spot.
Rules of Amateur Status
Golf's Modernized Rules Released
The rules of golf consist of a standard set of regulations and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played and prescribe penalties for rule infractions. The rule book, entitled Rules of Golf , is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status. But to do what is fair, you need to know the Rules of Golf. In addition to the rules, golf adheres to a code of conduct known as etiquette , which generally means playing the game with due respect for the golf course and other players.
10 common sense rules for amateurs
Golfers can now access the official Rules of Golf by visiting RandA. The process to modernize the Rules began in and was initiated to ensure that the Rules are easier to understand and apply for all golfers and to make the game more attractive and accessible for newcomers. While the majority of proposed Rules remain intact in the final version, several important changes to the initial proposals and further clarification of many Rules were incorporated.
Note: Any questions about or requests for clarification of any rules of amateur status should be addressed directly to the USGA. In the Rules of Amateur Status, the gender used in relation to any person is understood to include both genders. Amateur Golfer An "amateur golfer," whether he plays competitively or recreationally, is one who plays golf for the challenge it presents, not as a profession and not for financial gain. Golf Skill or Reputation It is a matter for the Governing Body to decide whether a particular amateur golfer has golf skill or reputation. Generally, an amateur golfer is only considered to have golf skill if he: a has had competitive success at regional or national level or has been selected to represent his national, regional, state or county golf union or association; or b competes at an elite level.