SOURCE: University of Chicago Press

March 31, 2014 16:41 ET

Enhanced Mobile App Version of Acclaimed Rules of Golf in Plain English Now Available From the Developers of Rulebook™

CHICAGO, IL and SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - March 31, 2014) - The University of Chicago Press and Ready Reference Apps, LLC announce the publication of a mobile app version of The Rules of Golf in Plain English by Jeffrey S. Kuhn and Bryan A. Garner. A necessity for every golfer, this on-the-go reference is available for download through Rulebook™. With The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Jeffrey S. Kuhn, volunteer USGA rules official, and Bryan A. Garner, American English language and usage expert, have translated the knotty Rules with the encouragement and permission of the United States Golf Association. David Fay, Executive Director of the United States Golf Association describes the book as "clear, useful, and very authoritative."

Both lawyers and avid golfers, Kuhn and Garner recognized the difficulties that the language of the Rules of Golf created, especially in a sport that expects players to call penalties on themselves. By reworking the Rules line by line, word by word, they have produced a resource that no golfer -- from the duffer to the pro -- should be without. "The mobile app version gives on-the-go guidance to both amateurs and professionals," says author Jeffrey Kuhn. "I'm glad to see the content will be easily accessible to golfers everywhere."

"We are thrilled to partner with Ready Reference Apps as they have been a leader in the development of reference apps," said Garrett Kiely, Director of the University of Chicago Press. "They have expertly transformed this important golf reference into a multilayered on-the-go tool that will serve the golf market well. With the added functionality only a digital reference can provide, the app takes this content to a whole new level."

Currently available as an in-app purchase for $9.99 in the free Rulebook™,, the Rules of Golf in Plain English App provides functionality unique to digital devices, including searching and hyperlinking, as well as digital equivalents of print book functionality such as note taking, bookmarking, and highlighting.

"We are honored that the University of Chicago Press has chosen Rulebook™ as the mobile app for The Rules of Golf in Plain English," said Gregory Hoole, president of Ready Reference Apps, LLC the developer of Rulebook™. "There is an obvious benefit to golfers by making the book available as a mobile app, and the intuitive interface makes it easy for golfers to settle even the thorniest of rules questions quickly and efficiently."

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About Ready Reference Apps, LLC:

Ready Reference Apps, LLC ( is the leading mobile publisher of legal reference manuals in the United States. It currently publishes more than 200 court rule books and codes through its Rulebook™ app. It is also the exclusive mobile publisher of a number of key legal reference books, including The Bluebook®, A Uniform System of Citation® and the American Bar Association's Rules of Professional Conduct.

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