Since 1975, the United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, working together to support the best interests of the game, have offered to the public a series of workshops on the Rules of Golf. These workshops are open to the public and bring together several of the foremost Rules of Golf educators in the game, with the goal of making the Rules accessible to anyone who wishes to learn more about them or sharpen their existing knowledge.
Major changes are coming to the Rules of Golf in 2019 but for the entire year of 2018 the current Rules of Golf, effective on January 1, 2016, will continue to be in effect. In 2018, workshops on both codes will be offered.
Between January and March of 2018, workshops will be offered on the current Rules of Golf.
Based on surveys among past workshop participants, the interest is sufficient for five workshops to be offered. Each will be 3½ days long covering all 34 Rules of Golf, unabridged and in detail including more than 100 Decisions on the Rules of Golf, finishing with an optional 100-question exam.
PGA of America members will earn 24 PGA education credits for attendance in full at any of these workshops.
The cost to register is $350*. The registration fee covers the cost of the workshop sessions; a continental breakfast each morning starting by 7:15 a.m. that includes at least one hot item; complimentary coffee, tea, water and soft drinks during scheduled breaks; a cocktail-and-hors d’oeuvres reception at the conclusion of the workshop’s first day; and study materials. The study materials received by all attendees are: 1) The Rules of Golf, 2) The Decisions on the Rules of Golf, 3) The Principles Behind the Rules of Golf by Richard S. Tufts and 4) online access to USGA University, where there are a variety of review materials, exercises and practice exams.
The registration fee does not include the cost of transportation, lodging, incidental expenses or other food and beverage expenses not otherwise specified.
* The registration fee for the Far Hills, N.J., workshop is $385 and includes the cost of a buffet lunch each of the first three days.
Click here for the 2018 schedule and additional information.
Registration online at usga.org begins Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 9 a.m. Eastern Time.
PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops on the new Rules of Golf (effective on January 1, 2019) will be held in the Fall of 2018 and the Winter of 2019. Information on the dates and locations for those workshops will be available in the late spring of 2018. Registration for those workshops will open in the summer of 2018.
For additional resources to further your Rules of Golf knowledge, please see our Rules Education page.