PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops​

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2023 PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops Schedule 

Registration for 2023 PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops will open on Wednesday 9/21 at 10 AM ET!

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.
  • Print copies of the Rules of Golf and the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf.
    • Please note that print publications will be available by the first workshops in the fall but may not be provided in advance.
  • Fee is $500.

Transfers


If you are unable to attend the workshop for which you have registered, you may transfer to another open workshop on the 2023 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 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 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. 
  • Rules 101 (https://rules.usga.org/product/rules-101/)- This completely free, online course will take you through the basics of the playing Rules with approximately 4-6 hours of content.
  • The Rules of Golf, effective January 2023 – This is the primary Rules resource for officials. It contains all the Rules and definitions and includes numerous explanatory images and diagrams.
  • The Official Guide to the Rules of Golf, effective January 2023 – 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, 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
December 2, 2022-December 5, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23105 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Pinehurst, NC
Pine Needles Lodge, Southern Pines NC
Instructors: Ryan Farb, USGA and Dave McAtee, PGA
11 seats available
December 9, 2022-December 12, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23106 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Phoenix, AZ
Hilton Phoenix Chandler, Chandler AZ
Instructors: Rob Ockenfuss, USGA and Alice Miller, PGA
25 seats available
January 6, 2023-January 9, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23107 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Liberty Corner, NJ
Golf House, Liberty Corner NJ
Instructors: Liz Fradkin, USGA and Dave Podas, PGA
19 seats available
January 13, 2023-January 16, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23108 PGA/USGA EXPERT Rules Workshop - Phoenix, AZ
Hilton Phoenix Chandler, Chandler AZ
Instructors: Ben Schade, USGA and Mike Raby, PGA
17 seats available
January 20, 2023-January 23, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23109 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Atlanta, GA
Hilton Atlanta Northeast, Peachtree Corners GA
Instructors: Bill McCarthy, USGA and Chip Essig, PGA
0 seats available
January 24, 2023-January 27, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23110 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Honolulu, HI
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, Honolulu HI
Instructors: Ryan Farb, USGA and Ted Antonopoulos, PGA
66 seats available
January 27, 2023-January 30, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23111 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake Marriott City Center, Salt Lake City UT
Instructors: David Staebler, USGA and Brad Gregory, PGA
54 seats available
February 3, 2023-February 6, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23112 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Houston, TX
DoubleTree by Hilton Houston – Greenway Plaza, Houston TX
Instructors: Kathryn Belanger, USGA and Robin Curtis, PGA
24 seats available
February 10, 2023-February 13, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23113 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, Rancho Cordova CA
Instructors: David Staebler, USGA and Brad Gregory, PGA
44 seats available
February 17, 2023-February 20, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23114 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Kansas City, MO
DoubleTree Hilton Kansas City – Overland Park, Overland Park KS
Instructors: Jamie Wallace, USGA and Dave McAtee, PGA
71 seats available
February 21, 2023-February 24, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23401 PGA/USGA Refereeing Workshop - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra FL
33 seats available
March 3, 2023-March 6, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23115 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Richmond, VA
Richmond Marriott Short Pump, Glen Allen VA
Instructors: Kendra Graham, USGA and Tom Carpus, PGA
10 seats available
March 5, 2023-March 8, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23116 PGA/USGA Seminario de Reglas - Miami, FL
Sonesta Miami Airport, Miami FL
Instructores: Francisco Rivera, USGA and Mark Clouse, PGA
39 seats available
March 10, 2023-March 13, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23117 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Providence, RI
Providence Marriott Downtown, Providence RI
Instructors: John Morrissett, USGA and Bryan Jones, PGA
50 seats available
March 17, 2023-March 20, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23118 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Nashville, TN
Millenium Maxwell House, Nashville TN
Instructors: Craig Winter, USGA and Cary Collins, PGA
0 seats available
March 24, 2023-March 27, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
23119 PGA/USGA Rules Workshop - Minneapolis, MN
Sheraton Minneapolis West, Minnetonka MN
Instructors: Kelsey Solan, USGA and Jeff Kiddie, PGA
81 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