- ISBN 9780226458212 / 0226458210
- Title The Rules of Golf in Plain English
- Author Jeffrey S. Kuhn and Bryan A. Garner
- Category Golf
- Format Paperback
- Year 2011
- Pages 144
- Publisher The University of Chicago Press
- Imprint University of Chicago Press
- Edition 3rd
- Language English
- Dimensions 102mm x 178mm x 14mm
Every four years the official Rules of Golf are revised, and the latest updates will take effect early in 2012. This third edition incorporates all the rule changes made for the 2012 update. Timely, comprehensive, and small enough to fit into a golf bag, it is suitable for the duffer and pro alike.
In “The Rules of Golf in Plain English”, first published in 2004, lawyers and avid golfers Jeffrey S. Kuhn and Bryan A. Garner translated the knotty Rules of Golf with the encouragement and permission of the United States Golf Association. The result was a modern, readable version of the Rules that offered clear guidance to both amateur and professional golfers. Every four years the official Rules of Golf are revised, and the latest updates will take effect early in 2012. This third edition of “The Rules of Golf in Plain English” will incorporate all the rule changes made for the 2012 update. Timely, comprehensive, and small enough to fit into a golf bag, this new edition of “The Rules of Golf” will be appreciated by duffer and pro alike.
“The Rules of Golf in Plain English, cowritten by Jeffrey S. Kuhn and Bryan A. Garner, 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 S. Kuhn and Black's Law Dictionary editor-in-chief Bryan A. 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) “It's a shame that this book is even necessary, but it sure beats reading the official rules of golf.” (Craig Smith, Seattle Times) “If these two guys could just address the IRS and income tax forms, I smell bonanza.” (Sports Illustrated) “Clear, useful, and very authoritative.” (David Fay, Former Executive Director, USGA)"
Jeffrey S. Kuhn is a lawyer and a volunteer USGA rules official. He has achieved the highest rating at PGA/USGA rules workshops and has officiated at US Opens, US Amateurs, and numerous other USGA championships. Bryan A. Garner is the author of several books, including Garner's Modern American Usage and Legal Writing in Plain English, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press. He is also the editor-in-chief of Black's Law Dictionary.