PGA / USGA Rules of Golf Workshops

3/10/2020 UPDATE:

The safety and well-being of our attendees, instructors and coordinators are paramount to the USGA and the PGA of America. As such, based on continued developments of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have made the decision to cancel all remaining 2020 PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops effective March 10, 2020.

Please contact the USGA Rules Department with any questions at 908-326-1850 or rules@usga.org.

 

VIRTUAL RULES SCHOOL:

If you are interested in a more in-depth look at the Rules of Golf, please check out our new Virtual Rules School! This comprehensive video series provides nearly 20 hours of content covering the Rules of Golf using pictures, animations and videos to help bring the Rules to life. It gives you the ability to learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, or on the go. The Virtual Rules School is currently available for an introductory price of only $25 for 30 days of access.

 

WORKSHOPS OVERVIEW:

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.

The USGA and the PGA of America have announced the schedule of 19 workshops on the Rules of Golf, effective January 1, 2019. There will be three Fall 2019 workshops held between October 18 and December 8, 2019, and 15 Winter 2020 workshops held between January 10 and March 30, 2020. Additionally, there will be a Spanish language workshop offered with details to be announced when finalized. 

All workshops are three days long with optional testing on the morning of the fourth day (see notes below about 2020 exams). They are taught by instructors affiliated with the USGA and the PGA of America.

For additional resources to further your Rules of Golf knowledge, please see our Rules Education page.

If you have any questions about the Rules of Golf Workshops, call us at (908) 280-4571 or email us at Rules@usga.org.

Notes on 2020 Rules Exams:

  • There will be one version of the 100-question Rules of Golf exam offered during the 2020 Workshop schedule (October 2019 through April 2020). While you may attend as many workshops as you wish, individuals may only take the 2020 100-question exam one time during the 18 scheduled workshops. For example, if you attend a workshop in the Fall and take the 2020 100-question exam during that workshop, you cannot take the 2020 100-question exam for the duration of the 2020 Workshop schedule.
  • There will be one version of the 80-question Rules of Golf exam offered during the 2020 Workshop schedule (October 2019 through April 2020). While you may attend as many workshops as you wish, individuals may only take the 2020 80-question exam one time during the 18 workshops. For example, if you attend a workshop in the Fall and take the 2020 80-question exam during that workshop, you cannot take the 2020 80-question exam again. Additionally, if you take the 2019 80-question exam at an AGA, you can take the 2020 80- question exam at either a 2020 Rules of Golf workshop or at an AGA after January 1, 2020. If you take the 2020 80-question exam at a workshop or at your AGA, you cannot take the 2020 80-question exam again (whether at a workshop or through an AGA).