23105 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Pinehurst, NC


December 2, 2022-December 5, 2022    
8:00 am-5:00 pm


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Pine Needles Lodge
1005 Midland Rd, Southern Pines, NC, 28387

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23105 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop – Pinehurst, NC

Event Details

December 2, 2022-December 5, 2022


Pine Needles Lodge
1005 Midland Rd
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Registration Deadline

November 21, 2022

Start Time

8:00 AM

End Time

5:00 PM

15 Seats Available


Ryan Farb

USGA Instructor

Dave McAtee

PGA Instructor

Chuck West

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

  • Pine Needles Lodge – $145/night. Please call for information on this room rate: (800) 747-7272

Nearby Airports

  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) – 69 miles away
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) – 111 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

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.

Dave McAtee, PGA

Dave is the Head Professional at Helfrich Hills Golf Course. He is a PGA Master Professional and Vice-Chairman of the PGA of America National Rules Committee. Dave has worked many events including PGA Championship, masters, Player Championship, Ryder Cup, and the 2016 Olympics. He has been an instructor at the PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops since 2011.

Chuck West, PGA

Chuck was elected to membership of the PGA Rules Committee in January 1997. He also serves on the NCAA Men’s Championship Committee and the Pac 12 Conference Men’s Committee. Chuck has officiated at The Masters, multiple PGA Championships and countless PGA of America events. Chuck has coordinated over 20 PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops.

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