22202 USGA Virtual Workshop – 3:00 PM ET

Event Details

January 31, 2022-February 4, 2022



Registration Deadline

January 27, 2022

Start Time

3:00 PM

End Time

5:00 PM

22 Seats Available


Rob Ockenfuss

USGA Instructor

Ryan Farb

USGA Instructor

Francisco Rivera

USGA Coordinator



Day 1:

Introduction, Rules 1, 2, 3 ,8

(focus on basic and foundational concepts)

Day 2:

Rules 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

Day 3:

Rules 11, 12, 13, 14, Status of the Ball

(focus on procedure with Rule 14 and status of the ball)

Day 4:

Rules 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 (focus on relief Rules)

Day 5:

Rules 20, 21, 22, 23 24, 4

Virtual Workshop Description

  • Access to the Virtual Rules School video recordings
  • Two-hour daily webinars during your Monday-to-Friday active week
  • Access to either the 100-Question or 80-Question Exam (either online on a date you select from the exam schedule available here or in-person on the morning of the 4th day at a PGA/USGA Workshop site)
  • Access to live Night School sessions throughout the workshop season.


  • The USGA will take attendance for each webinar session during the week of your workshop. Please be sure to be prompt, as the webinar will begin exactly at the appointed time.
  • 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 10 Member Service Requirement hours. No partial credit is given by the PGA of America.

About Your Instructors

Rob Ockenfuss, USGA

Rob joined the Rules staff in 2011 and currently serves as a Senior Manager, where he supports the USGA’s governance functions through the interpretation and application of the Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status. Rob has been a speaker at PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops since 2012.

Ryan Farb, USGA

Ryan joined the USGA in April of 2021 and is currently the Manager, Rules – Technology, Content & Education where his focus is on Rules education, including Rules Workshops. Prior to joining the USGA, Ryan worked in various roles for the Northern California Golf Association for nearly 14 years, most recently as the Director of Rules & Competitions, served as a consulting member on the USGA Amateur Status Committee and as a Rules Committee member for the Pac-12 Championship, NCAA Championship and numerous USGA Championships including the U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Amateur. Ryan has competed in one USGA championship and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Latin and Classical Culture.

Francisco Rivera, USGA

Francisco joined the USGA in 2019 and currently serves as Assistant Director of Rules Operations. In his role, he manages the Rules department’s Spanish digital presence and education while also serving in a Rules capacity at USGA and other International Championships. Prior to joining the USGA, he worked for the Puerto Rico Golf Association as their Director of Rules and Competitions and was also a Consulting Member of the USGA’s Rules of Golf Committee. Francisco has served multiple times in the Rules Committee at the U.S. Open, the Masters Tournament, the Latin America Amateur Championship, and the World Amateur Team Championships. He received his two undergraduate degrees from the University of Puerto Rico and an M.B.A. from the University of Sacred Heart of Puerto Rico.

Workshop Cost


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