Sport: New Rules for Golf

New Rules for Golf Ever since 1754, when golf's first rules* were laid down at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews, Scotland, golfers have engaged in heated haggling over petty interpretations of the rules. The U.S. Golf Association, a 56-year-old newcomer to the game, clouded matters further in recent years by making up its own set of rules which defied several Royal & Ancient conventions. But last week, after a little give & take by both sides, representatives of the U.S.G.A, and the R. & A. finally got together on some standardization of conflicting regulations. Most important changes...