In golf, as in law, ignorance is no excuse: inadvertently lifting an opponent's ball without permission, or removing a certain kind of obstacle, will mean added points, and possibly the difference between victory and defeat. The rules of golf have been formulated not simply to penalize, but to ensure orderly play, resolve possible disputes, and answer a host of questions about various likely situations. The Pocket Book of Golf Rules features a comprehensive selection of the most relevant and commonly referred to rules in an easily assimilated and compact form. Experienced golfing author and accomplished player Steve Newell takes a practical look at the etiquette and laws governing play, explaining some of the finer points, and answering frequently asked questions. What is or is not permissible on the putting green, what will gain the player a penalty when striking the ball, what constitutes an "outside agency, " what to do in case of an unplayable ball are among the questions answered in this helpful and superbly illustrated book. It is the golfer's perfect companion both in the home and on the course.