23109 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Atlanta, GA


January 20, 2023-January 23, 2023    
8:00 am-5:00 pm




Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA, 30092

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23109 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop – Atlanta, GA

Event Details

January 20, 2023-January 23, 2023


Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Registration Deadline

January 8, 2022

Start Time

8:00 AM

End Time

5:00 PM

0 Seats Available


Bill McCarthy

USGA Instructor

Chip Essig

PGA Instructor

Jason Mills

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

  • $119/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 23, 2022, any unreserved rooms will be released back into hotel inventory.
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Nearby Airports

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – 29 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

Bill McCarthy, USGA

Bill serves as the Championship Director for the U.S. Mid-Amateur and U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships and served as the Championship Director for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship from 2004 through the championship’s retirement in 2014. Bill joined the USGA staff in 1996 as the Director of Regional Affairs for the Ohio Valley Region. He also serves in a Rules and operations capacity at the U.S. Open and as staff in charge of the stroke play co-host course for the U.S. Amateur Championship. Bill also serves on the USGA Future Amateur Sites Committee for which he travels the country to evaluate potential host sites for USGA Championships. In his more than 25 years as a member of the USGA staff, Bill has worked over 100 USGA Championships. He has been an instructor at PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops since 2012 and is the USGA lead instructor at the biennial PGA/USGA Officiating and Tournament Administration Workshop.

Chip Essig, PGA

Chip is a tournament official on the PGA Tour Champions. He has served on the PGA of America’s National Rules Committee since 1998. Events he has officiated include the PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup, the Masters, and the European Tour’s BMW Championship. Chip was selected the 2011 PGA of America National Golf Professional of the Year and elected to the PGA of America Hall of Fame in 2013. He has been an instructor at the PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops since 2012..

Jason Mills, PGA

Jason Mills is originally from Arlington, MA, just outside of Boston and has been a member of the PGA of America Rules Committee since 2021.  After graduating from Methodist University (Fayetteville, NC), he spent the first leg of his golf career at The Country Club (Brookline, MA) in the summer and The Everglades Club (Palm Beach, FL) in the winter. After 3 years, he remained year round up in Boston.  After 6 seasons at The Country Club, Jason became the Head Golf Professional at Congressional Country Club (Bethesda, MD).  He and his wife Mary live in Washington, DC and are expecting their first child (a baby girl) in March.

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