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Based in St Andrews, The R&A runs The Open, elite amateur events, international matches and the World Amateur Golf RankingsTM. Together The R&A and the USGA govern the sport of golf worldwide, operating in separate jurisdictions but sharing a commitment to a single code for the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and Equipment Standards. The R&A governs worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, with the consent of 152 organisations from amateur and professional golf and on behalf of over 30 million golfers in 138 countries.  Merchandise for The Open can be purchased from shop.theopen.com.

Featured products

The Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf 2019

This is aimed at the golfer. It contains the Rules situations that occur most commonly on the course and is an abridged version of the full Rules. Although its text is edited, it gives the same answer as the full Rules of Golf and so it is a functioning Rule book. It is an A6 sized book.
FREE

The Rules of Golf 2019 (for Committees and Referees)

The full Rules of Golf is intended for those who administer the game, and who need to answer the large variety of questions that can arise in relation to golf competitions. It is an A5 sized book.
FREE

Why Are There Eighteen Holes? by Peter N. Lewis

St Andrews and the Evolution of Golf Courses 1764 - 1890
£12.00

Par Excellence : The Biography of Sir Michael Bonallack, OBE

Sir Michael Bonallack is known to many golfers around the world; his achievements as an amateur golfer have been rarely equalled. Following his competitive career, he took up the position of Secretary at the R&A in 1983. Michael held this post until 1999, when, upon his retirement, he was elected Captain.
£40.00

Golf's Royal Clubs

A comprehensive study of golf clubs whose royal title was conferred by the British Royal Family
£45.00

Official Guide to the Rules of Golf

The complete official guide to the Rules of Golf and their interpretations. This publication is available from a number of external retailers. See the link in the description below.
£22.00

Gerald Micklem - A life in Golf

A biography of Gerald Micklem
£28.00

Practical Greenkeeping - Third Edition

The ultimate guide to true traditional greenkeeping.
£29.95

Birds and golf courses: A guide to habitat management

A guide to Habitat Management
£7.99

2013-2016 supplement of Championships & International Matches

Championships & International Matches
£12.00
Bestsellers

The Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf 2019

This is aimed at the golfer. It contains the Rules situations that occur most commonly on the course and is an abridged version of the full Rules. Although its text is edited, it gives the same answer as the full Rules of Golf and so it is a functioning Rule book. It is an A6 sized book.
FREE

The Rules of Golf 2019 (for Committees and Referees)

The full Rules of Golf is intended for those who administer the game, and who need to answer the large variety of questions that can arise in relation to golf competitions. It is an A5 sized book.
FREE

2019 Modified Rules of Golf for Players with Disabilities

The Modified Rules allow a player with a disability to play fairly with players who have no disabilities, the same disability or different types of disabilities. The Modified Rules apply if adopted by the Committee in charge of a competition. It is an A6 sized booklet.
FREE