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Rules Education and Resources

Brush up on the Rules of Golf and Handicapping with seminars, free resources and more.

Rules Education

NCGA Rules Seminars

NCGA Rules Seminars
NCGA On-Course Seminars
USGA Rules Hub

NCGA Rules Seminars

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NCGA Rules Seminars

The NCGA hosts in-depth training seminars on the Rules of Golf from January through March.

These in-person, two-and-a-half-day training seminars are perfect for tournament managers, officials, and volunteers. The first two days consist of presentations, with an optional exam on the third day.

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On-Course Seminars

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On-Course Seminars

If you are more of a visual learner, a half-day NCGA On-Course Seminar may be for you. These interactive sessions offer practical demonstrations of the Rules of Golf in action via four distinctive “stations” (Bunkers, Greens, Penalty Areas/OB and Immovable Obstructions). Attendees rotate from station to station throughout the four-hour morning presentation.


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USGA Rules Hub

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USGA Rules Hub

Discover various training options, videos, quizzes, and FAQ — plus a free, comprehensive USGA Rules of Golf mobile app.

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The USGA and The R&A have unveiled a regular update to the Rules of Golf as they continue to make the Rules easier to understand and apply. The new Rules are in effect starting January 1, 2023.


Online Skills

In partnership with some of the best Northern California PGA professionals, we have created a collection of skills development videos that go above and beyond the quick tips you see on social media.

These video segments are taken from real clinics to help you prepare to go out on the course with confidence.


Handicapping Education

The new World Handicap System (WHS), implemented worldwide as of January 1, 2020, enables golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair and equitable basis.

Learn About WHSBrowse USGA handicapping resources

Rules of Golf Book

(New for 2023) You can get the rules online or via the USGA Rules app, or you can order the Rules of Golf book on the USGA publications website.
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