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THE FIRST RULES OF GOLF 1744

 


During 1744 the committee of the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers drew up the first 13 rules of golf. The purpose of these rules was to allow fair play for the competition of winning the silver golf club which was given to the winner by the City of Edinburgh, over Leith Links. The first winner of the tournament was a Mr. John Rattray who because of the win became the captain of the club.

 



The rules that were devised were:-


Articles & Laws in Playing at Golf.

 


1. You must Tee your Ball within a Club's length of the Hole.


2. Your Tee must be upon the Ground.


3. You are not to change the Ball which you Strike off the Tee.


4. You are not to remove Stones, Bones or any Break Club, for the sake of playing your Ball, Except upon the fair Green and that only / within a Club's length of your Ball.


5. If your Ball comes among watter, or any wattery filth, you are at liberty to take out your Ball & bringing it behind the hazard and Teeing it, you may play it with any Club and allow your Adversary a Stroke for so getting out your Ball.


6. If your Balls be found any where touching one another, You are to lift the first Ball, till you play the last.


7. At Holling, you are to play your Ball honestly for the Hole, and not to play upon your Adversary’s Ball, not lying in your way to the Hole.


8. If you should lose your Ball, by it's being taken up, or any other way, you are to go back to the Spot, where you struck last, & drop another Ball, And allow your adversary a Stroke for the misfortune.


9. No man at Holling his Ball, is to be allowed, to mark his way to the Hole with his Club, or anything else.


10. If a Ball be stopp’d by any Person, Horse, Dog or anything else, The Ball so stop’d must be play’d where it lyes.


11. If you draw your Club in Order to Strike, & proceed so far in the Stroke as to be bringing down your Club; If then, your Club shall break, in any way, it is to be Accounted a Stroke.


12. He whose Ball lyes farthest from the Hole is obliged to play first.


13. Neither Trench, Ditch or Dyke, made for the preservation of the Links, nor the Scholar's Holes, or the Soldier's Lines, Shall be accounted a Hazard; But the Ball is to be taken out teed /and play’d with any Iron Club.

 


John Rattray, Capt

 

 


In 1754, twenty-two gentlemen formed the Society of St Andrews Golfers whom adopting the code of rules laid down by the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers founded in 1744. Until 1764 the Old Course at St. Andrews had 22 holes which were played by the Society of St Andrews Golfers.

 

Revised Decision 25-2/0.5
Embedded Ball
The fourth change relates to playing a provisional ball:
Revised Decision 27-2a/1.5 allows a player to go forward up to approximately 50 yards without forfeiting his or her right to go back and play a provisional ball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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