Golf's New Rules: ResourcesThe following documents serve to further explain golf's new Rules. Papers Charts Miscellaneous Downloadable Resources Papers Explanation for Each Major Change in the Rules of Golf for 2019 This paper gives you a detailed look at each major change, including the reasons behind why they have been made. Certain Topics or Proposals Not Addressed in Golf's New Rules for 2019 Learn more about a number of suggestions that were considered, and why they were not included in the new Rules. A Brief History of Revisions to the Rules of Golf: 1744 to Present This paper details the continuous evolution of the Rules that has occurred for nearly three centuries, and which is part of the game's tradition. A Revised Approach to Writing and Presenting the New Rules for 2019 A major objective of this initiative is to make the Rules easier to understand and apply, and this paper explains how we've done that through the new writing style and format. Charts Major Changes in the New Rules of Golf for 2019 This chart identifies the changes expected to have the most impact on the game and to be of most interest to golfers and those who follow the game. Miscellaneous Official Announcement Read the full text of the joint announcement made by the USGA and The R&A on March 12, 2018, regarding golf's new Rules. Golf's New Rules: Timeline An overview of the Rules modernization process from last year's proposed Rules, through to the new Rules taking effect on Jan. 1, 2019.