FAR HILLS, N.J. and ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- As part of a continuing commitment to provide greater clarity to the Rules of Golf, the United States Golf Association (USGA) and The R&A, golf's governing bodies, have announced revisions to the 2012-13 edition of "Decisions on the Rules of Golf." The changes, part of a customary two-year Decisions review cycle, become effective on Jan. 1, 2014.
"Decisions on the Rules of Golf, 2014-15" contains more than 1,200 entries addressing specific situations under the Rules of Golf. A total of 87 changes have been made to the 2012-13 Decisions book: three new Decisions, 59 revised Decisions, one re-numbered Decision and 24 Decisions withdrawn.
"The Rules of Golf are constantly evolving," said Thomas Pagel, USGA senior director of the Rules of Golf. "The Decisions review process is an opportunity for The R&A and the USGA to continue to help make the game more understandable and accessible for players, officials and others who participate in the game."