USGA Virtual Rules School

VRS Overview

Welcome to the USGA’s Virtual Rules School! This comprehensive video series provides nearly 20 hours of content covering the Rules of Golf using pictures, animations and videos to help bring the Rules to life. It gives you the ability to learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, or on the go.

You’ll get instruction by Rules of Golf experts from the USGA staff who have thousands of hours of experience teaching this material throughout the United States to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Rules, from avid golfers to regional golf administrators and referees working at the highest levels of amateur and professional golf. You’ll learn about the two fundamental principles of the Rules – Playing the Course as it is Found and Playing the Ball as it Lies, the differences between match play and stroke play with and without partners, every procedure and relief option available, how penalties are structured and much more!

Additional Details

See below for some additional details about Virtual Rules School: 

  • Cost is $25/month, and your subscription can be canceled any time.
  • 28 videos comprising nearly 20 hours of content
  • Covers all of Rules 1-25, all definitions, plus select Clarifications
  • Videos recorded by a rotating cast of USGA Rules Department staff
  • To cancel your subscription, go to My Account > Subscriptions and click the Cancel button.


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