The Rules of Golf- Player’s Edition:
The Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is intended for you, the golfer. It contains the Rules situations that occur most commonly on the course and is an abridged version of the full Rules. Although its text is edited, it gives you the same answer that is in the full Rules of Golf and so it is a functioning Rule book. (Available in 17 languages)
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The World Handicap System (WHS) was launched in January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system. Developed by The R&A and USGA in close coordination with existing handicapping authorities, the WHS will provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability, with handicaps calculated in the same way wherever they are in the world.
A key objective of the initiative was to develop a modern system, enabling as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a Handicap Index. Golfers will be able to transport their Handicap Index globally and compete or play a casual round with players from other regions on a fair basis. It will also indicate the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving the next time they go out to play. View the Handicap System
The Women in Golf Charter:
The R&A unveiled the Women in Golf Charter on 29 May 2018 in London as part of the organization’s global drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry.
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The Women in Golf Charter seeks to inspire an industry-wide commitment to developing a more inclusive culture within golf and enable more women and girls to maximize their potential at all levels of the sport. While the Women in Golf Charter provides the impetus for change, #FOREeveryone represents a creative approach to unite the industry behind a single campaign. View the Campaign
The R&A organizes The Open, golf’s most international major Championship, and a series of prestigious events and international matches. Following the merger with the Ladies’ Golf Union, The R&A also organizes leading women’s championships and international matches including the AIG Women’s Open. As part of its efforts to support the growth of the game around the world The R&A works with the Masters Tournament and the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation to stage the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and with the Masters Tournament and the United States Golf Association to stage the Latin America Amateur Championship. For full details of the more than 20 events in the R&A championships and international matches season please see the schedule below. https://www.randa.org/en/championships/event-calendar