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Golf Rules Illustrated Paperback – March 7, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (March 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600623432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600623434
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.6 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The United States Golf Association is the national governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. The USGA's most visible role is played out each season in conducting 13 national championships, including the U.S. Open. The USGA also writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing and funds research for better turf.

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It is excellent and a good aid in learning the rules.
Rita Coates
Highly recommend this book for both novices and experienced golfers.
Nuclear Girl
This is a fairly large format book with many illustrations.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Bryan J. Kautzman on February 22, 2012
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If I've learned anything over my time playing golf, it's that there are very, very few players who actually know the rules. There are even fewer who actually follow them. I'm fairly well versed on them, but it's so easy to get confused. I mean, many of golf's rules are just plain stupid. They make no sense, so it's hard to remember them.

I think that this book does an excellent job of explaining some of the more difficult rules to remember in the game. I'll admit, when I bought it, I was kind of hoping for something I could keep in my golf bag, but this is just a bit too large for that. For those who are interested, though, the USGA website does sell a handbook for just that. They offer it for free. You just have to pay the shipping.

The reason why I bought this book anyway is because I wanted something that might help me to remember some of the nuances a little bit better. For instance, in stroke play competition, it is not legal to take a break to get shelter from rain unless play is suspended by the committee. In match play, it is legal to do so. The illustration that the book provided made this little nuance very difficult to forget.

So for anyone who plays golf regularly but does not have a rule book, I think this is a good first one to get. Even for a veteran who is looking for something to keep at home to refer to once in a while, this is a good buy. Heck, even someone on the rules committee who needs an official book to make judgments during a tournament will do well with this book. The only negative is simply the fact that it is not the book to lug around in your golf bag unless you're Rodney Dangerfield.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Long on March 2, 2012
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Great book, and easy to understand. Trying to teach my 9 yr. old the rules is hard enough, but this book is going to make it much, much easier.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By booklovergayle on March 25, 2012
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The illustrations are excellent and help golfers of all levels think about the rules of the game. Much easier to read than the basic Rules of Golf Book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Big Steve on March 18, 2013
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If you are going to learn the rules, even if just a bit, this book is the one to read. Illustrations help explain in laymans' terms how to proceed if a player is not sure. Remember, the rules are there to help, not hurt. As a PGA GOlf Professional, I give this book to alot of my students and friends so that they can understand the game better and enjoy the game better as well. You never know when you will run into a situation in a friendly match and your opponent breaches a rule and you can nail him on it. It might just save you a few bucks in your Sunday Nassau.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Edward J. Cotter on May 11, 2014
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Well it took a little long to get here, but I can say that after reading it I'm very pleased that I ordered it. I've already used it to help some players in my league better understand the rules. Nothing like a visual to make your point.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Zimmerman on June 18, 2014
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Golf Rules Illustrated was a quick, accurate guide to unique rule situations during matches. The pictures really help bring the rules to life and make them easier to understand. Great purchase and nothing to complain about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Berry II on May 8, 2014
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The ultimate golf rules guide. I keep this at home, but also have a smaller guide for my golf bag.
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By cescob on May 14, 2014
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As the other reviews stated, this is a large book. Not something you would carry in your bag. But you can if really needed.
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