24105 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Seattle, WA


February 2, 2024-February 5, 2024    
8:00 am-5:00 pm


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Seattle Marriott Redmond
7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA, 98052

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24105 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop – Seattle, WA

Event Details

February 2, 2024-February 5, 2024


Seattle Marriott Redmond
7401 164th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Registration Deadline

January 18, 2024

Start Time

8:00 AM

End Time

5:00 PM

45 Seats Available


Ryan Farb

USGA Instructor

Dave Podas

PGA Instructor

Kathy Brown

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.

Hotel Information

  • $161/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 January 11, 2024, any unreserved rooms will be released back into hotel inventory.
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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 Senior Manager, Rules – Technology, Content & Education where his focus is on Rules education, primarily 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. 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 Podas, PGA

Dave is the Director of Golf for the Bel Air Country Club. He has been a member of the PGA of American Rules Committee since 2013 and a member of the SCPGA Rules Committee since 2012. Daivd was the 2022 SCPGA Metro Chapter Golf Professional of the Year. David has officiated at the PGA Championship, the PGA Senior Championship, the Masters, Junior Ryder Cup, the Ryder Cup, US Open as well as the USGA Amateur Championship and many PGA of America events. Dave has also competed on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions, including the 2014 US Senior Open.

Kathy Brown, USGA

 Kathy Brown is currently a member of the PGA of America Rules Committee. She also serves on the PGA Jr. League Competitions Committee and is the Chair of the PNWPGA Section Rules Committee. As a 10-year PGA Member Professional, Kathy is a Customer Support Representative for Golf Genius Software. She works an average of 5-6 tournaments each year which have included the PGA Championship, PGA Professional’s Championship, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and the PGA Jr. League National Championship. This is her second season as a PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshop Coordinator.

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