The USGA’s official app for the Rules of Golf, updated to include the new Rules of Golf for 2019. This free app includes the edition of the Rules effective as of January 1, 2019.
The following documents are included in this app:
Player's Edition of the Rules of Golf
The Full Rules of Golf
The Official Guide to the Rules of Golf (includes Interpretations, Committee Procedures, and the Modified Rules for Players with Disabilities)
The Player's Edition is a shortened version of the Rules written specifically for golfers. The Full Rules and the Official Guide are designed for referees and tournament administrators, and are available after enabling Expert Mode within app Settings.
Additional resources on the 2019 Rules, including videos, practice quizzes, etc.) are available at www.usga.org.
If you need access to the 2018 Rules (effective through 12/31/2018), you can download our previous app from the app store or visit www.usga.org.
Check back later this year for additional features to be released!
Have any questions? Feel free to reach out to us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-326-1850.
The only Rules of Golf app approved by the USGA
Every Rule, Definition and Interpretation available instantly
Simple, fast, and intuitive navigation
Powerful search tool to quickly locate information on any Rules topic
All definition and Rule number references within the Rules are hyperlinks (tap to navigate there)
This release includes the following enhancements:
- Updated to include all 2019 new Rules of Golf content (Player's Edition, Full Rules, and Official Guide)
- Improved app navigation
- Search enhancements, including addition of voice search
- Call or email the USGA Rules Department with questions directly from app
- Expert Mode for referees and tournament administrators
Ratings and Reviews
I am a rules official for a PGA Section and frequently use this app because it lets yo move between references with a simple touch and then you can go back to where you were with another touch.
I wish it also had a way to listen in audio.
This app contains the full text of the USGA / R&A rules, organized to quickly access the rule for any situation on the course. Very handy and easy to use. I also recommend the optional companion "Decisions" module, which aids in the interpretation of the rules and how they are applied.
Exactly what you expect
Search, easy to read etc.
I'd recommend that the app allow you to see the proposed rules in a different section as opposed to finding that information elsewhere on the USGA site.
- United States Golf Association
- 65.5 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 by the United States Golf Association
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.