The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is arguably the oldest and most influential golf club in the world. One hundred years ago, the Club, at the suggestion of the leading clubs in the United Kingdom, became the Governing Authority for the Rules of Golf. Since that time approximately a hundred national associations have become affiliated. Today the R&A, together with the United States Golf Association, approves the Rules of the game, but this book traces how it all began in the eighteenth century, and how the Rules changed throughout the years. It includes the complete Rules, updated in 1996, which w apply, and gives answers to many diverse and interesting cases.
John Glover, Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews