Rules FAQs

Miscellaneous

How to Become a Rules Official

Q. How do I become a Rules Official/Referee?

A. USGA Rules Officials are volunteers who serve on USGA Committees. Most get started by attending a PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshop and volunteering with their respective Allied Golf Association or local PGA section. If you wish to become a Rules official, you should reach out to the Allied Golf Association, local PGA section, or other appropriate organization in your area to determine what their requirements are for Rules accreditation.