Here are a selection of easy reference books every golfer should have near by. Click on a title or book image to purchase your copy at Amazon.com
Golf Rules Quick Reference : A Practical Guide for Use on the Course —The pocket-sized Golf Rules Quick Reference answers every rules question at a glance thanks to its 170 illustrations. The user-friendly booklet, written in easy-to-understand English, is organized into eight sections, just as a course is laid out, among them “Tee,” “Fairway and Rough”, “Bunker,” “Water Hazard” and “Green.” The practical flip guide is plastic-coated for use on the course. The award-winning bestseller has been published in more than 20 languages. This must-have guide belongs in every golfer’s bag. It conforms to the new 2012-2015 USGA Rules of Golf for both stroke and match play.
Golf Rules Illustrated — With everything there is to know about the game, this indispensable guide is like having a golf pro by your side at all times. With quick guides to golf rules, FAQs and all-new incidents, images and artwork, this clear, detailed book allows you to quickly and easily get to grips with even the most difficult situations. Whether you’re engaged in stroke play or match play, in a friendly foursome or fighting for your club championship, knowledge of the rules will increase your enjoyment of the game and maybe even shave a few strokes off your score. Produced in association with the United States Golf Association.
Golf Rules Explained: Effective Through 2015 — Every four years the R&A in St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association come together to amend and clarify the basic rules of golf. This golf bag-sized, easy-to-follow explanation of golf’s regulations, illustrated with almost 100 color photos, is updated to include all the latest developments for 2012-2015. It elaborates on every point of etiquette and equipment–and answers a host of practical questions, from What is or is not permissible on the putting green? to What are the rules concerning a lost ball?
About the Author: Steve Newell is a former instruction editor for Golf World, Europe’s premier golfing magazine. He has traveled the world in the company of some of the world’s greatest golfers. Steve is the author of a number of books, including 50 Greatest Golf Lessons of the Century, with John Jacobs, and How to Build a Classic Golf Swing, with Ernie Els. Currently he runs the ernieels.com website.