About the Rules of Golf

The PRGA and its Rules Committee works together to teach others about the rules of golf, to make sure the rules are properly enforced in PRGA events, and to train people on how to become a Rules Official. The Rules Committee is a group of volunteers who dedicate time to preserving the game of golf the way it was meant to be played, and that the Rules are enforced. They give Rules Seminars, work as Rules Officials, meet to discuss and continue learning about the rules, and participate in Rules Seminars outside of Puerto Rico.

Leading the Rules Committee we have several individuals who have been certified by the United States Golf Association in the Rules of Golf. They have great experience in the field and are proud to share their knowledge with all of you. Please contact the PRGA office at 787.793.3444 if you are interested in learning more about the Rules of Golf.

More people are needed to participate as Rules Officials to help during the many events that Puerto Rico will be hosting in the next two years. We encourage all of you golf fans to move a step forward and learn about the Rules of Golf. You never know when a rule can help you on the course!

  • Play the course as you find it and the ball as it lies.
  • Gimmies and Mulligans are NOT words in the Rules of Golf. Play by the Rules and DO NOT give yourself gimmies or mulligans.
  • Help preserve the value of the game.

Each year, the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland receive thousands of phone calls and letters regarding clarification of the Rules of Golf.

In order to help millions of golfers around the world better understand how these detailed Rules are applied and interpreted, follow the links below to visit USGA's web site Rules Section.


Rules Modernization

Golf's New Rules: At Your Fingertips

Player Conduct And Integrity

Distance Measuring Devices

Elimination of Opposite Margin

Expanded Use of Red Marked Penalty Areas

In Motion Accidentally Deflected

Pace Of Play

Reduced Search Time for a Lost Ball

Relief For Embedded Ball

Replacing Damaged Club

Rollout Timeline

Stroke And Distance

Use Of Damaged Club


Rules Links:

USGA Rules & Decision of Golf Spanish Rules of Golf Videos Frequently Asked Questions  
Rules of Golf Quizzes Rules explained by the Experts USGA Rules Youtube Channel


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PRGA Affiliations & Partnerships

  • USGA
  • Olmypics
  • Caribbean Golf Association
  • R&A
  • IGF
  • PGA Tour
  • LPGA

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