Golfers love rules and some guys can be real sticklers for them. By that, I mean they have arguments and carry a pocket rule book to prove they're right over the tiniest of innocent infringements. That's a minority of guys but generally we all like to play by the book as best we can.
The official rule book is 100 pages long and a bit boring to sift through and know which are the most essential. So we've summarized the most important ones to ensure you don't commit any mortal sins on the course. You may even get invited back to play again!
Note that we're covering the rules for strokeplay here. That means you count all your shots and must put the ball in the hole to complete the hole.
If any part of the ball is touching the green, it means you're on the green and can put a marker behind the ball and pick it up to clean. Well done!