• USGA Member Live Chat:
    Ask the Rules Experts
    A core function of the USGA is to write and interpret the Rules of Golf with our worldwide partner, The R&A. As we all prepare for the new golf season in 2017 all over the country, it’s essential to know the Rules to play a fun and competitive round of golf. As a special Members-only benefit, join our live chat, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., EST, December 13th, led by USGA Rules expert Kathryn Belanger!

Ask the Rules Experts

Kathryn Belanger

Kathryn Belanger
Manager,
Rules Communications

Kathryn – who made a perfect score on the 2016 Rules exam – has served as on-site staff at USGA championships as well as at other non-USGA events. “My main responsibility is to oversee the Rules inquiry program and the Rules of Golf associates who keep that engine running,” she said. “We answer more than 7,000 questions each year – from competitive events to casual weekend matches. When we help golfers better understand the Rules, we help them enjoy the game even more.”

How to Submit a Question

Instructions
The process for posting your question is simple. Please enter your question. Shortly before the chat goes live at 1:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 13th, you will be able to log in. The question will be reviewed and, if accepted, you will see it be posted – and answered – on the page. All questions will be reviewed. When a question is accepted, or rejected, you will be free to post another question.