Do you know the rules?

Objective and focus

The rules of golf are set by two organizations working together. The United States Golf Association (USGA) is responsible for the U.S. and Mexico. The R&A is responsible for the rest of the world. Together they set the rules.

The two groups revise the rules from time to time. The lastest rules changes took effect in 2019.

There are 24 rules. But each rule has subrules. They also have definitions, interpretations, and rulings you need to know to be considered an expert. The good news is that you don’t have to be a rules expert to play golf.

In this challenge we are going to work together like the USGA and the R&A to establish the rules every Sixtyone golfer should know.


What you could learn

  • The total number of golf rules.
  • That definitions matter.
  • The basic rules everyone should know.


This is what you need to complete this challenge:

  • Watch the video.
  • You can visit this site to see the full USGA rules.
  • Use the interwebs to find your own golf rules resources.

ATN Effort - 2 buckets

Watch the video and visit the USGA page.

ATN Comprehension - 4 buckets

Try the R&A quiz and record your score.

ATN Application - 6 buckets

Describe in your journal what rules you think every Sixtyone newbie should know.