PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops​

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PGA/USGA Workshop registration includes:

  • Three full days of instruction with breakfast provided daily.
  • Two expert instructors – one from the PGA of America and one from the USGA.
  • 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).
  • Access to the Virtual Rules School video recordings by 12/15 and running through the end of April.
  • Access to live Night School sessions throughout the workshop season.
  • Print copies of the full Rules of Golf and the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf.
  • Fee is $500.

COVID-19 Policy


  • For all in-person workshops and exams, attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times (except while actively eating or drinking) while in the classroom and in communal areas of the site where you cannot socially distance.
  • For all in-person sites (except Dallas, TX) – All attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to be admitted to the classroom. This means that 14 days must have passed since your final shot (1st dose for J&J and 2nd dose for Moderna or Pfizer). Proof of vaccination must be physically shown prior to entering the classroom on the first day of the workshop. You must show either your vaccine card, passport, certification, or a photo of such proof, which must include your name, date of birth, vaccine type, and vaccine dose(s) and dates administered, along with a current photo ID.
    • For Dallas, TX ONLY (February 11-14th) – All attendees will be required to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the first day of the workshop (i.e., test must be taken on or after February 8, 2022). However, you may show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 which will exempt you from this testing requirement. If you wish to be exempt from the testing requirement and show proof of vaccination, you must show either your vaccine card, passport, certification, or a photo of such proof, which must include your name, date of birth, vaccine type, and vaccine dose(s) and dates administered, along with a current photo ID.
  • Registration will open for all sites at full capacity, but we reserve the right to decrease capacity at any or all workshop sites as needed to ensure the safety of attendees and staff. We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel any in-person workshop or exam for any reason, including but not limited to, health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. If we cancel any session or reduce capacity which requires cancellation of your in-person session, you may either (a) receive a full refund or (b) select a different workshop or exam, depending on availability and subject to any applicable fees, and a credit will be applied to the cost of the substituted session, and any remaining balance will be refunded to you.
  • We reserve the right to make changes to this COVID-19 Policy at any time, including requiring additional protocols in order to attend any in-person session, as necessary to comply with any applicable federal, state or local law, order, regulation or recommendation, or as determined in the sole discretion of the USGA.
  • THIS COVID-19 POLICY APPLIES ONLY TO IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS AND IN-PERSON EXAMS, AND DOES NOT APPLY TO VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS OR EXAMS.

Transfers


If you are unable to attend the workshop for which you have registered, you may transfer to another open workshop on the 2022 schedule:

  • No charge: Transfers requested prior to the first day of the workshop. This can be done online prior to the registration deadline. After the registration deadline, this can be done by calling 908-326-1850.
  • After the workshop has begun, please contact us at 908-326-1850.

If you have contracted COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms, please do not enter the classroom. You will be allowed to transfer to another workshop with available seats or receive a full refund. This can only be done by calling (908) 326-1850.

Withdrawals

If you need to withdraw from a workshop (and don’t wish to transfer), you can request a refund as follows:

  • $465 refund: Prior to the registration deadline date of the workshop you are withdrawing from. This can be done online.
  • $250 refund: After the registration deadline date of the workshop you are withdrawing from and prior to the 1st day of the workshop. This can be done only by calling (908) 326-1850
  • After the workshop has begun, no refunds will be offered.

If you have contracted COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms, please do not enter the classroom. You will be allowed to transfer to another workshop with available seats or receive a full refund. This can only be done by calling (908) 326-1850.

Waiting List


  • If a workshop site is fully enrolled, you will be able to add your name to a waiting list.
  • If a seat becomes available in that workshop, you will be notified by email.
  • If you are enrolled in one workshop (A) and on the waiting list for another (B), and you are notified that a spot has become available in workshop B, you may transfer out of workshop A and into workshop B at no charge. This can only be done by calling (908) 326-1850.

Study Materials

Suggested study materials for this workshop include:

  • Virtual Rules School video recordings – These videos contain nearly 20 hours of content covering the full Rules of Golf and are a great resource for workshop and exam preparation. Access to this video content will be provided by 12/15/2021, and will be sent to you upon registration after that date.
  • The Rules of Golf, effective January 2019 – This is the full Rules of Golf, the primary Rules resource for officials. It contains all the playing Rules and full definitions of terms used throughout the Rules. It includes numerous explanatory images and diagrams.
  • The Official Guide to the Rules of Golf, effective January 2019 – This is a resource that contains information to support committees and officials that supplements the Rules of Golf. It includes: 1) the Rules of Golf, 2) Interpretations that provide guidance in the understanding of terminology and the application of Rules, 3) Committee and administrative procedures, 4) a library of model Local Rules, 5) information on establishing the terms of the competition, and 6) the Modified Rules of Golf for Players with Disabilities.
  • Rules of Golf Mobile App – Free mobile app for iOS and Android devices that includes the full content of the two publications listed above as well as a robust search feature.
  • Resources on the USGA Rules Hub (http://www.usga.org/rules) – The USGA Rules Hub website has an array of videos, infographics, papers, charts, answers to FAQs, Rules Quizzes on the 2019 Rules of Golf, and much more.
  • GeneralArea.org – A website created by Rules expert Dr. Lewis Blakey. It contains essays on a variety of Rules topics, study aids, Rules quizzes and more. It is available at http://generalarea.org/.

PGA/USGA Rules Workshop Schedule

Date/Time Event Available Seats
January 7, 2022-January 10, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22101 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Liberty Corner, NJ
Golf House, Liberty Corner NJ
Instructors: Kathryn Belanger, USGA and Tom Carpus, PGA
38 seats available
January 14, 2022-January 17, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22102 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Atlanta, GA
Hilton Atlanta Northeast, Peachtree Corners GA
Instructors: Ben Schade, USGA and Dave Podas, PGA
32 seats available
February 4, 2022-February 7, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22103 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Phoenix, AZ
Hilton Phoenix Chandler, Chandler AZ
Instructors: David Staebler, USGA and Alice Miller, PGA
0 seats available
February 11, 2022-February 14, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22104 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Dallas, TX
Marriott DFW Airport South, Fort Worth TX
Instructors: Jamie Wallace, USGA and Mike Raby, PGA
8 seats available
February 21, 2022-February 24, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22105 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Claremont (LA), CA
DoubleTree Hilton Claremont, Claremont CA
Instructors: Ryan Farb, USGA and Ted Antonopoulos, PGA
83 seats available
February 25, 2022-February 28, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22106 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Seattle, WA
Hilton Bellevue, Bellevue WA
Instructors: Bill McCarthy, USGA and Bryan Jones, PGA
73 seats available
March 4, 2022-March 7, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22107 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Richmond, VA
Richmond Marriott Short Pump, Glen Allen VA
Instructors: Kathryn Belanger, USGA and Chip Essig, PGA
12 seats available
March 4, 2022-March 7, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22108 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Liberty Corner, NJ
Golf House, Liberty Corner NJ
Instructors: Rob Ockenfuss, USGA and Jesse Barge, PGA
69 seats available
March 11, 2022-March 14, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22109 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Hartford, CT
Marriott Hartford/Windsor Airport, Windsor CT
Instructors: Craig Winter, USGA and Dave McAtee, PGA
55 seats available
March 18, 2022-March 21, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22110 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - St. Louis, MO
Doubletree Hilton Chesterfield, Chesterfield MO
Instructors: Kelsey Solan, USGA and Brad Gregory, PGA
81 seats available
March 25, 2022-March 28, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22111 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Denver, CO
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, Littleton CO
Instructors: Ryan Farb, USGA and Jeff Kiddie, PGA
87 seats available
April 1, 2022-April 4, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
22112 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Milwaukee, WI
Sonesta Milwaukee West, Wauwatosa WI
Instructors: David Staebler, USGA and Larry Startzel, PGA
34 seats available


Since 1975, the United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, working together to support the best interests of the game, have offered to the public a series of workshops on the Rules of Golf. These workshops are open to the public and bring together several of the foremost Rules of Golf educators in the game, with the goal of making the Rules accessible to anyone who wishes to learn more about them or sharpen their existing knowledge.

If you have any questions about PGA/USGA Workshops, please feel free to reach out to us any time:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (908) 326-1850