Club Services: GHIN Services - Rules of Golf

The MGA is readily available to provide answers to any Rules of Golf questions or concerns. The MGA is an experienced liaison between the USGA - the ultimate authority on the Rules of Golf - and our Member Clubs.

As part of its communication and education services, the MGA offers basic Rules of Golf seminars during the summer season for local golf clubs and organizations. In addition to the pre-scheduled events, interested Member Clubs can arrange on-site seminars covering the Rules of Golf for their members' benefit. A minimum of 50 participants is recommended.

For more information about the Rules of Golf, as well as access to an interactive Rules of Golf quiz, please visit the USGA's official Rules Section at

About the Rules of Golf
The USGA, in conjunction with The R&A in St. Andrews, Scotland, writes, interprets and maintains the Rules of Golf to guard the tradition and integrity of the game. The two organizations are joint authors and owners of The Rules of Golf and Decisions on the Rules of Golf. Through an agreement with The R&A, the Rules jurisdiction of the USGA includes only the United States, its possessions and Mexico.

The latest version went into effect Jan. 1, 2008, with the next revision taking effect Jan. 1, 2012.

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