The first rules of Golf were a code of 13 rules written in 1744 by the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.
In 1754 the Society of St. Andrews Golfers (who would later become known as the R&A) also adopted this set of rules. As golf continued to grow, in 1888 the, now named, Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews drew up a new code of rules. By the next year the R&A became generally accepted as golf's ruling body.
Now the R&A and USGA govern the rules of golf for the world and meet regularly to discuss and coordinate new rules and rule changes.
13 rules of golf. Please see related link.
Royal & Ancient Golf Ass'n., U.K.
The rules of golf including rules on equipment as well as Amateur status are run and maintained by The R&A and USGA.
The R and A, is the founding rules body in golf. It stands for Royal and Ancient, it is based at St. Andrews, Scotland.
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'RULES' by: Cynthia Lord
you chuck it at the hole
The R & A and USGA. ANSWER: The core functions of the USGA is to write and interpret the Rules of Golf. The Association collaborates with R&A (Royal and Ancient Golf Club) of St Andrews.
I have a copy of the rules and a mint edition of the game