23108 PGA/USGA EXPERT Rules Workshop – Phoenix, AZ

Event Details

January 13, 2023-January 16, 2023

Location

Hilton Phoenix Chandler
2929 W Frye Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224

Registration Deadline

January 2, 2023

Start Time

8:00 AM

End Time

5:00 PM

29 Seats Available

Instructors

Ben Schade

USGA Instructor

Mike Raby

PGA Instructor

Ryan Farb

USGA Coordinator

 

Sessions

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

  • YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A SCORE OF 90 OR HIGHER ON THE 100-QUESTION PGA/USGA RULES OF GOLF EXAM TAKEN ON THE 2019 RULES OF GOLF TO ATTEND THIS EXPERT WORKSHOP.
  • 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

Attendance

  • 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.

Dress Code

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

Room Rate

  • $159/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 December 21, 2022, 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

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) – 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.

Expenses

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

Ben Schade, USGA

Ben joined the USGA in March of 2016. He currently serves as the Director of the Rules with a focus on supporting the USGA’s role in governance and sits on both the USGA and Joint Committees for the Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status. Ben has been a PGA Professional for 12 years and was an Assistant Golf Professional at Montclair Golf Club prior to joining the USGA. He also currently sits on the New Jersey PGA Junior Golf Committee.

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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.

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.

Workshop Cost

$500.00

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