23104 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Chicago, IL


November 11, 2022-November 14, 2022    
8:00 am-5:00 pm


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Chicago District Golf Association
11855 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL, 60439

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23104 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop – Chicago, IL

Event Details

November 11, 2022-November 14, 2022


Chicago District Golf Association
11855 Archer Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439

Registration Deadline

October 31, 2022

Start Time

8:00 AM

End Time

5:00 PM

36 Seats Available


Kathryn Belanger

USGA Instructor

Mike Raby

PGA Instructor

Laura Nochta

USGA 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.

Nearby Airports

  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) – 15 miles away
  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – 27 miles away
  • Please call your hotel for local shuttle services to and from airports. Transportation from local hotels to Chicago District GA 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

Kathryn Belanger, USGA

Kathryn joined the USGA seven years ago. She started as a Rules of Golf Associate answering thousands of Rules inquiries each year. Currently, Kathryn works as Director, Rules – Championships, managing the Rules operations at USGA championships. This is Kathryn’s fifth season teaching PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops. Prior to joining the USGA, Kathryn graduated from Loras College with a degree in sport management and business, in addition to being a three-year member of the Women’s Golf team.

Mike Raby, PGA

Mike is a PGA Master Professional with 25+ years as a PGA member. He has officiated at many professional tournaments including PGA Championships, The Masters, The Ryder Cup, the Olympics, and the European Tour BMW Championship. Mike is the Director of Golf for the 5 golf courses operated by East Baton Rouge Recreation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has been an instructor at PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops since 2015

Laura Nochta, USGA

Laura joined the USGA Championships department in January 2019 and is currently the Director of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. In her role she oversees the planning and execution of the championship while also serving in a Rules capacity at other USGA Championships throughout the year. Prior to the joining the USGA, she worked for both the Arkansas State Golf Association and Mass Golf as Director of Women’s Golf and Manager of NEGA Operations and USGA Qualifying respectfully. Laura graduated from Indiana University in 2010 and competed on the LPGA Symetra Tour after college for 3 seasons prior to starting her career in golf administration.

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