As part of a longstanding cooperative effort to provide service to the game and enhance understanding about the Rules of Golf, the USGA and the PGA of America will again conduct Rules of Golf workshops around the United States in 2016. These workshops are open to the public and bring together several of the foremost Rules of Golf educators, with the goal of making the Rules accessible and understandable to anyone wanting to learn more about them or wanting to sharpen their existing knowledge.
In 2016, twenty 3½-day long workshops will be offered throughout the country from January through March. These programs are led by two instructors, one affiliated with the United States Golf Association and one with the PGA of America.
These 3½-Day Workshops cover all 34 Rules of Golf, unabridged and in detail. Classroom presentations for these workshops are done utilizing PowerPoint with photographs, illustrations, animations and videos. All attendees will receive the current editions of 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 study materials and practice exams.
The cost to register is $350*. The registration fee covers the cost of the workshop sessions, study materials (detailed above), a continental breakfast each morning starting at 7:15 a.m. that includes at least one hot item, complimentary coffee, tea, water and soft drinks during scheduled breaks and a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at the conclusion of the workshop’s first day. The registration fee does not include the cost of transportation, lodging, incidental expenses or other food and beverage expenses not otherwise specified.
*At most workshops, participants are responsible for lunch and convenient choices are available. Because off-site lunch options at the workshops to be held in Far Hills, N.J. are not conducive to keeping those programs on schedule, an on-site buffet lunch will be provided during the first three days for all participants. The registration fee for that workshop is $385 and includes the cost of lunch during the first three days.
Click here for the 2016 schedule and additional information. Update: Workshop added in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Jan. 23-26
Phone-in registration begins Monday, October 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.