I have been authoring a weekly blog on the Rules of Golf since November 2008.

To my knowledge it is the only blog on the Internet dedicated to providing miscellaneous content for golfers of all abilities who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Rules of Golf.

Whenever there is a Rules incident in tournament play (e.g. Dustin Johnston’s “Bunkergate”, Rory McIlroy brushing sand from the fringe, Tiger”s 2,000lb loose impediment, or multiple Michelle Wie episodes) I write about them with explanations, references to the relevant Rule or Decision and my considered opinions. I also use my blog to cover various Rules issues that I know cause players confusion; share interesting questions on the Rules that have been sent to me; highlight some of the myths that can be perpetuated by clubhouse “bluffers”; and relate assorted golfing stories that I know will interest my regular readership of several thousand Rules enthusiasts.

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