With a new course layout, a revised set of rules based on those published five years earlier.
[1802 Edinburgh Burgess]
REGULATIONS FOR PLAYING
THE GAME OF GOLF,
THE MUSSELBURGH CLUB
1. The Game to be commenced at the Westmost hole proceeded with Eastward, and the present round of eight holes to be completed according to the minute and Sketch of 1 June 1832.
[This was the new 8 hole course; no-one was to alter the arrangement or position of any hole without authority of the Council of the Club; the Club Officer was to see that no damage was done to the holes, no new ones dug or old ones re-dug without authority; names of offenders were to be given in for prosecution]
2. The ball shall not be teed nearer the hole than two club lengths, nor further from it than four; and the tee shall not be behind the hole. The turf of the putting green shall not be raised up for a tee nor shall sand or clay be taken from any part of it; and no Cady shall be employed who does not carry a bag with moist sand or clay for the tees.
3. The ball which is struck off from the tee shall not be changed before the hole is played out.
4. The ball farthest from the hole to which the party are proceeding shall always be played first.
5. No second party shall play off till the first has struck a second stroke; and while first party are putting at the hole the second shall not play upon them.
6. Should a player break his Club in striking the Ball or strike the ground and pass over the ball, a stroke shall in each of these cases be counted.
7. Any loose articles lying upon the fair green or putting ground may be taken out of the way, but when the ball is in a hazard nothing shall be removed and in playing through the green the grass or sand shall not be beat down or spread.
8. When the ball is covered with, sunk or swimming in, water or under ice or in a hole when a Club cannot reach it (such hole being at least three inches in depth and not more than twelve inches in diameter) the player may take it out, allow the Cady to drop it behind the hazard, this being counted as a stroke and he shall play the next stroke with an iron.
9. When a ball is lost only five minutes shall be allowed to the Player to seek for it and if not found within that time he shall, in the ordinary matches, lose the hole; but in playing for the Prize Cup and the Medal his Cady shall be allowed to drop a ball on clear ground near to the spot, this being counted a stroke and he shall play the next stroke with an Iron.
10. When a ball is accidentally stopped by any third party it shall be played from the spot where it lies, but if stopped by an antagonist or his Cady, the antagonist shall lose the hole, except in playing for prizes, when in such case the antagonist shall mark a stroke. The fore cady shall in regard to this article be held as the third party.
11. When the balls lie within six inches of each other the Ball nearest the hole shall be lifted until the other is played.
12. At holing the direction to the hole shall not be marked on the green and the party shall play his ball bona fide for the hole and shall not play on his adversary's ball, not lying in his direct way.
13. With regard to stimies the ball nearest the hole, if within six inches, shall be lifted.