22106 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop – Seattle, WA

Event Details

February 25, 2022-February 28, 2022


Hilton Bellevue
300 112th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Registration Deadline

February 15, 2022

Start Time

8:00 AM

End Time

5:00 PM

67 Seats Available


Bill McCarthy

USGA Instructor

Bryan Jones

PGA Instructor

Robin Curtis

PGA Coordinator



Day 1:

Registration begins at 7:15 a.m.

Session: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Reception: 5-6:30 p.m.

Day 2:

Session: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Day 3:

Session: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Day 4:

Optional Exam: 7:45 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

PGA/USGA Workshop Description

  • Three-day workshop
  • Access to either the 100-Question or 80-Question Exam on the morning of the fourth day (or online on a date you select from the exam schedule, available here.)
  • Access to the Virtual Rules School video recordings
  • Access to live Night School sessions throughout the workshop season

COVID-19 Policy

  • For all in-person workshops and exams, attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times while in the classroom and in communal areas of the site where you cannot socially distance.
  • For all in-person sites (except Dallas, TX) – All attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to be admitted to the classroom. This means that 14 days must have passed since your final shot (1st dose for J&J and 2nd dose for Moderna or Pfizer). Proof of vaccination must be physically shown prior to entering the classroom on the first day of the workshop. You must show either your vaccine card, passport, certification, or a photo of such proof, which must include your name, date of birth, vaccine type, and vaccine dose(s) and dates administered, along with a current photo ID.
  • For Dallas, TX ONLY (February 11-14th) – All attendees will be required to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the first day of the workshop (i.e., test must be taken on or after February 8, 2022). However, you may show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 which will exempt you from this testing requirement. If you wish to be exempt from the testing requirement and show proof of vaccination, you must show either your vaccine card, passport, certification, or a photo of such proof, which must include your name, date of birth, vaccine type, and vaccine dose(s) and dates administered, along with a current photo ID.
  • Registration will open for all sites at full capacity, but we reserve the right to decrease capacity at any or all workshop sites as needed to ensure the safety of attendees and staff. We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel any in-person workshop or exam for any reason, including but not limited to, health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. If we cancel any session or reduce capacity which requires cancellation of your in-person session, you may either (a) receive a full refund or (b) select a different workshop or exam, depending on availability and subject to any applicable fees, and a credit will be applied to the cost of the substituted session, and any remaining balance will be refunded to you.
  • We reserve the right to make changes to this COVID-19 Policy at any time, including requiring additional protocols in order to attend any in-person session, as necessary to comply with any applicable federal, state or local law, order, regulation or recommendation, or as determined in the sole discretion of the USGA.

Room Rate

  • $119/night – a limited block of rooms is being held for workshop attendees at this rate. If you intend to stay at this hotel during the workshop, it is strongly recommended you make your reservation a soon as possible. If all rooms in the block become reserved, additional rooms may not be available at this or a higher rate. On September 26, 2019, any unreserved rooms will be released back into hotel inventory.
  • After you’ve registered for this event, come back here to book online:

Nearby Airports

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) – 16 miles away
  • Please call your hotel for local shuttle services to and from airports. Transportation from local hotels to the Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is not provided.

Breakfast and Refreshments

A complimentary continental breakfast, including at least one hot item, will be provided each morning starting by 7:10 a.m. During scheduled breaks, complimentary coffee, tea, water and soft drinks will be provided.


You are responsible for the cost of your transportation, lodging, and incidental expenses. Additionally, you are responsible for all your food and beverage expenses, except as otherwise detailed above.

Dress Code

Business  casual recommended. Please no blue jeans, sweatpants or t-shirts.


  • Be sure to sign in on the official class roster at the start of all morning and afternoon sessions each of the first three days.
  • PGA of America members must enter their PGA eight-digit member number next to their name on the attendance roster and attend the workshop in its entirety to be credited with 24 Member Service Requirement hours. No partial credit is given by the PGA of America.

About Your Instructors

Bill McCarthy, USGA

Bill serves as the Championship Director for the U.S. Mid-Amateur and U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships and served as the Championship Director for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship from 2004 through the championship’s retirement in 2014. Bill joined the USGA staff in 1996 as the Director of Regional Affairs for the Ohio Valley Region. He also serves in a Rules and operations capacity at the U.S. Open and as staff in charge of the stroke play co-host course for the U.S. Amateur Championship. Bill also serves on the USGA Future Amateur Sites Committee for which he travels the country to evaluate potential host sites for USGA Championships. In his 25 years as a member of the USGA staff, Bill has worked over 100 USGA Championships. He has been an instructor at PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops since 2012 and is the USGA lead instructor at the biennial PGA/USGA Officiating and Tournament Administration Workshop.

Bryan Jones, PGA

Bryan is the Head Golf Professional at the Black Oak Golf Club in Long Valley, NJ. He is a past president of the New Jersey PGA Section and was the NJPGA Teacher of the Year (2000), Horton Smith Award winner (2010 & 2015) and Golf Professional of the Year (2012). Bryan was awarded the PGA National Horton Smith award in 2016. He has been a member of the PGA of America’s Rules Committee since 1996 and is currently its Senior Vice Chairman. He has officiated 13 PGA Championships, 3 Ryder Cups, 8 Masters, 3 British Opens, 3 KPMG/PGA Women’s Championships, 3 Senior PGA Championships, PGA Grand Slam of Golf, 2 PGA Cups, PGA Junior Ryder Cup, US Women’s Open, Senior Open, Junior Amateur, Senior Amateur, BMW European Tour Championship and over 250 PGA of America club professional events. Bryan has taught 25 PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops since 1998.

Robin Curtis, PGA

Robin has been a PGA Member for 23 years. This is her 6th year as a PGA of America Rules Committee Member. Robin has worked for the PGA of America as a Rules Official for the PGA Winter Championships and PGA Tournament series for the last 19 sessions. She additionally works as a PGA Assistant Professional and High School Varsity Golf Coach in New Jersey. She has attended countless PGA/USGA Rules of Golf workshops in her time as a Golf Professional. This is Robin’s 4th season as an instructor for the PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops.

Workshop Cost


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