Buckinghamshire County Ladies Golf Association

Rules Support

County Rules Advisor

My name is Janet Beal and I am the BCLGA County Rules Advisor. My role is to provide support to clubs and BCLGA members about the Rules of Golf. I am available to come and talk to you about the rules and also answer individual questions.

If you would like me to come to your club, I prefer to run sessions outside on your practice area so I can demonstrate rules and how to apply them, although I can also do presentations.

If you have a rules question, or would like to talk about arranging a demonstration at your club, please contact me on

In addition to the rules used when playing golf, the Rules of Golf also cover Committee Procedures such as course marking, local rules, terms of the competition and pace of play. I am available to advise clubs on any areas covered by committee procedures.

Rules of Golf App

The R&A have produced an App that has all the Rules of Golf. Much easier to load the App onto your phone than carry a rules book, and the App also has a search facility and a quiz for those of you who like to test your knowledge. See here to download the App.

You are welcome to download a copy of  this poster to display at your club.

2023 Rules Quick Guide

There are a number of short videos provided by the R&A covering different areas of the Rules of Golf.   These are aimed at beginners, but are a good reminder for everyone.

The videos are available on the R&A web site.

Further Rules Education and Referees

For those of you who are interested in more formal rules education and possibly refereeing, there are three levels of course that you can take:

  • Level 1 - this is run online through the R&A Rules Academy and also as a one day face to face course.  Level 1 is intended to give you a good knowledge of the rules for playing golf.
  • Level 2 - courses are run by counties at various locations in England. Details of upcoming courses worldwide are normally on the R&A web site and in England on the England Golf web site. If you are interested in refereeing, you should take Level 2.
  • Level 3 - courses are run by the R&A and is normally only available to experienced level 2 referees.

We have run both a level 1 and a level 2 course in Bucks in the last couple of years. If you are interested in taking a course, please get in touch and if there is sufficient interest we can schedule a course.

We also have some people who have passed their level 2 or 3 and are available for refereeing at any of your events. If you would like to arrange a referee for an event, please get in contact with me on and I will try to find you a referee.

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