The Rules of Golf in Plain English

with Jeffrey S. Kuhn (University of Chicago Press, 3d edition, 2012)

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The Rules of Golf in Plain English hanging on Professor Garner’s desk

 

 

A necessity for every golfer, The Rules of Golf in Plain English is the first word-by-word translation of the Rules of Golf and is published with the permission of the United States Golf Association.

 

 

 

 

“Clear, useful, and very authoritative.” — David Fay, Executive Director, USGA

The Rules of Golf in Plain English deciphers the heretofore indecipherable. It brings order and clarity to the Rules of Golf as mandated by the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Others have tried to explain and interpret the rules. This book is the first word-by-word translation of rules that have confounded players for centuries.” — Steve Campbell, Houston Chronicle

“If most of us had a dollar for every time we resolved to read the USGA rulebook—and didn’t—we could have paid for this godsend from trial lawyer Jeffrey Kuhn and Black’s Law Dictionary editor-in-chief Bryan Garner ten times over. Recognizing obscure writing when they see it, the pair have taken on the Rules of Golf’s ‘sometimes wooden, legalistic and opaque’ style and translated it deftly, simplifying but not oversimplifying. It’s a good read unspoiled.” — Golf World