Golf Rules Quick Reference 2019 Reviewed
All sports have rules that make them organized and easy to follow, but we’re not going to analyze the importance of rules in sports since their meaning is closely linked with\ the rules that make any particular sport easy or difficult to play. So, yes rules are an important part of the game, but have you ever thought how many rules are there in the game of golf? Many golfers think there are too many, sometimes some of them make no sense, some might consider them to be a pure absurdity, and regardless of how you all feel about them, they are here to be obeyed. And, as of this year, there are new rules that golfers must follow, so this is where the best seller Golf Rules Quick Reference 2019 steps in.
If we trace back the origin of the golf rules, our search leads us to 1744, when the first set of golf rules drafted by the Honorable Company of Edinborough Golfers and which contained 13 established rules. Fast forward 1952, golfers saw the unification of golf rules worldwide even though it was actually the year 1990 that truly put together these rules under one hat. Currently, there are 34 rules in the game of golf, each of which has many additional sub and sub-sub rules.
Anyone who hasn’t played golf or treats the game as a mere fun activity wonders about the need for so many rules, but it is indisputable that without them, the four to six hours game would turn into real chaos until golfers have reached the 18th hole. They are very comprehensive and provide golfers with many answers to many issues which spring out while playing again. The sole fact that they are unified and applicable to any country in the world where you play golf, creates a feeling of reassurance that you will be fairly treated regardless of your whereabouts, and that you know what to rely on.
And, after 30 years, the rules of golf have been once again revisited and new rules have been implemented. Some have undergone some minor changes so it is very important for any competing golfers to know what to do when faced with certain issues on the course. The book Golf Rules Quick Reference 2019 is a best seller and has been translated into 20 languages grasping the importance of these rules. We went through the book, analyzed the reviews, so let’s dive into the review of the book.
Easy to read and understand, written in casual style in the simplest manner
Handy, pocket-size plastic-coated flip booklet
There are 48 pages and it features more than 170 colored illustrations
Worldwide golf bestseller translated in more than 20 languages
Sold in more than 1.5 million copies
The pages aren't waterproof
The book has 48 pages, resembling more to a booklet rather than a book because of the spiral-bound page organization. It is small, compact and very handy, so you can have it in your pocket or the golf bag. It is a plastic-coated flip guide that is organized into eight sections just like the course is organized. So, it starts with “Basics/dropping”, then it continues with “Tee”,” Fairway and Rough”, then it continues to the rules that refer to the “Bunker”, it has an insight into “Penalty Area”, then the “Water Hazard” and the “Green”. It finishes with the roles that refer to a deflected or moved ball.
About the Author
It should be praised the decision to integrate visual representation of every new set of rules. This is particularly useful for golfers who have a photographic memory and who rely on the image representation of the thing they need to understand or memorize. Luckily, the author of the book was well aware of this fact, so he included more than 170 images to better acquire all the novelties that the year 2019 brought to the modern golf regulations.
When it comes to his writing style, he uses very clear, short sentences with simple grammar so that everyone can easily understand what needs to be learned. It is interesting his way of pointing back to the old rule before stating out the new one, making sure that everyone understands what he is trying to convey. The right choice of words and the casual style make the book easy to comprehend and even easier to implement.
Thanks to all those features, the book has been recommended by golf associations, golf coaches, tour golfers, and all those golfers who have been using. The hard and waterproof covers, the organization of the book and the easy style are among the factors that have greatly contributed to its extreme popularity.
When you go through the pages, you’ll be amazed by the practicality of the language, and the examples provided with the obvious reference to the old rule and the clear, written in bold, the definitions of the new rules. Plus, the way that the rules are presented is precise, concise and all of them include an example of an actual situation and an illustration. The section of the books is clearly indicated and visible on the right side of the book, colored in different colors so that you can directly refer to a certain rule.
The iGolfrules Smart App
The book is organized in eight separate sections following the organizational outlay of the golf course, starting with the basic changes that have taken place so that golfers get a clear overall picture. There are 48 pages and more than 170 illustrations for better acquisition of everything worth knowing. The covers are plastic coated and all the pages are joined together with a spiral-bound format.
The book is officially the best selling golf book in the world, it is an award-winner in multiple categories and it is highly recommended by many golf associations, coaches, tour players, and golfers. It has been translated in over 20 languages and sold in more than 1.5 million copies. In addition to the book, the Apple smartphone users can download the Smart App related to the book and have all their questions answered in just a few seconds and a few clicks.
- Worldwide golf bestseller translated in more than 20 languages
- Sold in more than 1.5 million copies
- Easy to read and understand, written in casual style in the simplest manner
- Handy, pocket-size plastic-coated flip booklet
- There are 48 pages and it features more than 170 colored illustrations