Rules Of Golf Workshops
PGA / USGA Rules of Golf workshops have been completed for
the 2014 calendar year. The 2015 workshop schedule will be posted here during
the week of August 18, 2014.
Online registration for 2015 workshops will begin on Tuesday,
October 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
Phone-in registration will begin on Monday October 27, at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
Since 1975, The PGA of America and the USGA, working
together to support the best interests of the game, have offered to the public
a series of workshops on the Rules of Golf. This annual cooperative effort
brings together a significant number of the most knowledgeable thinkers and
educators on the Rules of Golf to offer a variety of workshops around the
United States for anyone interested in learning more about the worldwide code
that governs the playing of the game. These workshops are attended by Rules
officials employed by professional golf tours, volunteers who offer their time
and expertise to the USGA and state and regional golf amateur and professional associations
to help run competitions, PGA professionals who work at golf courses across the
country, amateur and professional golfers who play the game competitively and
especially average golfers who are interested in knowing more about the Rules
so they can increase their enjoyment and appreciation of the game.
Workshops are held each year during the months of January,
February and March. The 2015 curriculum will include four offerings:
of the Rules of Golf: a two-day workshop covering the fundamentals of the
Rules of Golf, principles upon which the Rules of Golf are developed and the
Rules providing relief from cart paths and ground under repair to water hazards
and unplayable balls.
of Golf Workshop: a 3½-day workshop covering all 34 Rules of Golf,
unabridged and in detail.
Rules of Golf Workshop: a 3½-day workshop covering all 34 Rules of Golf,
unabridged and in detail for individuals who have demonstrated a very high
level of Rules knowledge by scoring 85 or higher in the past six years on the
100-question PGA/USGA Rules of Golf exam given in conjunction with
Officiating and Tournament
Administration Workshop: a
3 ½-day workshop covering officiating techniques, golf course setup, golf
course marking and tournament administration.