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The Rules of Golf in Plain English

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"The cry for the simplification of the Rules of Golf is a stock-in-trade of the journalist during the winter months. Countless words on the subject have been poured out to an ever-tolerant public, but still the long-sought simplification does not come."—Henry Longhurst, 1937

The hopes of renowned writer and golfer Henry Longhurst—and millions of golfers before and after him—have finally been realized. In The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner, American English language and usage expert, and Jeffrey S. Kuhn, volunteer USGA rules official, have translated the knotty Rules with the encouragement and permission of the United States Golf Association. The result is a modern, readable version that offers, for the first time, clear guidance to both amateurs and professionals.

Based on a 338-word set of thirteen rules written in 1744, the official Rules have grown, over two and a half centuries, to 40,000 words. Numerous contributors and a complex revision process have rendered these Rules so opaque and stylistically inconsistent that a companion volume—the 600-page Decisions on the Rules of Golf—has been published to help golfers navigate them.

Both lawyers and avid golfers, Kuhn and Garner recognized the difficulties that the language of the Rules of Golf created, especially in a sport that expects players to call penalties on themselves. By reworking the Rules line by line, word by word, they have produced an accessible resource that no golfer—from the duffer to the pro—should be without.

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Both lawyers and avid golfers, Kuhn and Garner had recognized the difficulties that the language of the Rules of Golf created. By reworking the Rules line by line, word by word, they have produced an accessible resource that no golfer--from the duffer to the pro--should be without.

About the Author

Jeffrey S. Kuhn is a lawyer and a volunteer USGA rules official. He has achieved the highest rating at PGA/USGA rules workshops and has officiated at U.S. Opens, U.S. Amateurs, and numerous other USGA championships. Bryan A. Garner is the author of several bestselling books, including Garners Modern American Usage and Legal Writing in Plain English, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press. He is also the editor-in-chief of Blacks Law Dictionary.

Table of Contents

Preface

Rule 1 The Game

Rule 2 Match Play

Rule 3 Stroke Play

Rule 4 Clubs

Rule 5 The Ball

Rule 6 The Players Responsibilities

Rule 7 Practice

Rule 8 Advice and Indicating Line of Play

Rule 9 Information About Strokes Taken

Rule 10 Order of Play

Rule 11 Teeing Ground

Rule 12 Searching for and Identifying Ball

Rule 13 Playing the Ball as It Lies

Rule 14 Striking the Ball

Rule 15 Substituted Ball; Wrong Ball

Rule 16 The Putting Green

Rule 17 The Flagstick

Rule 18 Movement of Ball at Rest

Rule 19 Moving Ball Deflected or Stopped

Rule 20 Procedures for Lifting, Dropping and Placing; Playing from Wrong Place

Rule 21 Cleaning Ball

Rule 22 Ball Interfering With or Assisting Play

Rule 23 Loose Impediments

Rule 24 Interference and Relief from Obstructions

Rule 25 Interference and Relief from Abnormal Ground Conditions, Embedded Ball, or Wrong Putting Green

Rule 26 Water Hazards

Rule 27 Ball Lost or Out of Bounds; Provisional Ball

Rule 28 Unplayable Ball

Rule 29 Threesomes and Foursomes

Rule 30 Three-Ball, Best-Ball, and Four-Ball Match Play

Rule 31 Four-Ball Stroke Play

Rule 32 Bogey, Par, and Stableford Competitions

Rule 33 The Committee

Rule 34 Disputes and Decisions

Rule 35 Definitions

Appendix 1. Penalty Summary Chart

Appendix 2. Golf Etiquette

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226458182
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Subject:
Golf
Author:
Garner, Bryan A.
Author:
Kuhn, Jeffrey S.
Subject:
Golf - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Golf
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20080501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7 x 4 in

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"Synopsis" by , Both lawyers and avid golfers, Kuhn and Garner had recognized the difficulties that the language of the Rules of Golf created. By reworking the Rules line by line, word by word, they have produced an accessible resource that no golfer--from the duffer to the pro--should be without.
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