As the governing body of golf the RCGA holds the exclusive right to publish and distribute the Rules of Golf in Canada. The Rules are updated every four years through the work of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Scotland and the United States Golf Association. A joint committee of these associations, on which the Rules Chairman of the RCGA sits, is charged with revising, modernizing and improving the Rules of Golf and the Decisions on the Rules of Golf. These two documents form the complete Rules of Golf that are used universally throughout the world of golf.
It is important to respect the Rules of Golf in order to respect the integrity of this sport. The book "Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status" gives a complete explanation of golf ethics, the rules managing golf, and those managing the amateur status. The Rules of Golf covers every aspects of the sport: the game, the clubs and balls, the responsibility of each player, the priority on the course, the teeing greens, how to address the ball, the green, the moved, deviated, or stopped ball, the relief cases and procedures, other forms of the game, its management, the local rules and conditions of competition, as well as the making of the clubs and balls.
You can be purchase a copy of the "Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status" online at Golf Québec's boutique or you can consult an electronic version of it by clicking here.