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The Rules of Golf

By United States Golf Association

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The United States Golf Association’s official application for the Rule of Golf. This App includes the 2012-2015 edition of “The Rules of Golf” and the 2014-2015 edition of the “Decisions on The Rules of Golf.”

The Rules of Golf app is for you if you are an avid golfer looking for instant access to the official Rules and Decisions so you can play the game by the Rules and resolve disputes quickly. With this application, you will be able to answer pressing golf questions in seconds, such as:

•When is a ball considered lost?
•Can you stand out of bounds when making a stroke?
•How do you proceed when a ball has landed close to a dangerous situation, like a rattlesnake or a beehive?

If you still have questions on a particular situation, email the USGA directly from the application to receive expert advice. Whether it concerns casual water, loose impediments or line of play, no question is out of bounds.


•The only Rules of Golf app approved by the USGA
•Every Rule, Definition and Decision available in the palm of your hand
•Simple and intuitive navigation
•Convenient word and phrase search functionality
•Jump dial for quick access to specific Rules
•Email Rules questions to USGA experts or a link to the Rules or Decision to your friends

* The USGA is the governing body for the game of golf in the USA and Mexico. The R&A Rules Limited is the governing body for the game of golf in all other jurisdictions. Please contact the appropriate governing body in your jurisdiction with questions regarding the Rules of Golf. *

What's New in Version 3.1

Version 3.1 includes the following enhancements and is compatible only with devices running iOS7.

-Screen rotation to allow for use in portrait or landscape mode
-Text size has been increased for tablets
-On content screens, you can now increase or decrease the size of the font to suit your preference


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Customer Reviews

Got some bugs

Nice to have a app finally on the confusing rules of golf. The search area is jumpy and fails half the time on my IP5. I just looked up ball moving at address. Part of the rule says ok and another part says a penalty. Which is it ! The game is a folly for sure.

Fair at best

Moving through the rules and decisions is cumbersome. The regular on-line version of The Decisions is much better. This app needs some work.

Bugs galore

It won't allow a search on an iPhone 5. It's jumpy and is slightly lacking in information. It's neat, but needs to have the support to work properly.....

The Rules of Golf
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Sports
  • Updated: Feb 27, 2014
  • Version: 3.1
  • Size: 15.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: United States Golf Association

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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