23102 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Tampa, FL


October 30, 2022-November 2, 2022    
8:00 am-5:00 pm


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Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel
10221 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33610

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23102 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop – Tampa, FL

Event Details

October 30, 2022-November 2, 2022


Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel
10221 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

Registration Deadline

October 18, 2022

Start Time

8:00 AM

End Time

5:00 PM

43 Seats Available


David Staebler

USGA Instructor

Larry Startzel

PGA Instructor

Bob Forward

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


  • 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 Professional Development Requirement hours. No partial credit is given by the PGA of America.

Dress Code

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

Room Rate

  • $149/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 29, 2022, any unreserved rooms will be released back into hotel inventory.
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Nearby Airports

  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) – 15 miles away
  • Please call your hotel for local shuttle services to and from airports. Transportation from local airports to the hotel 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.

About Your Instructors

David Staebler, USGA

David joined the USGA staff in 2007 and since 2010 has been the Director of Rules Education. As part of that role, he is the primary author of the PGA/USGA Rules of Golf workshop presentations and has been teaching PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops since 2008. David has officiated at all 14 USGA Championships, as well as the Walker Cup match, The Open Championship (British Open) and the PGA Championship. He has been a volunteer official for GAP, previously the Golf Association of Philadelphia, for over 30 years. He has played in 3 USGA Championships.

Larry Startzel, PGA

Larry has been a member of PGA of America Rules of Golf Committee since 1982. He is a Past Chairman of the PGA Rules Committee and he has worked all four Major Championships. Larry has been a speaker at over 75 PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops since 1984.

Bob Forward, USGA

Bob is a Golf Professional at River Greens Golf in Avon Park, FL. He is a PGA Master Professional and has worked at PGA Championships, the Masters Tournament, all PGA of America events and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Bob has coordinated 11 workshops.

Workshop Cost


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