Skip to content
background image background image

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
USGA Rules Hub
Rules of Golf Book

NCGA Rules Seminars

914 x 1000 914 x 1000

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.

Visit Rules Seminar

USGA Rules Hub

usga-logo usga-image

USGA Rules Hub

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

Visit Rules hub

Rules of Golf Book

rules 2023-1 rules 2023

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.

Get the book



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 MoreBrowse USGA handicapping resources

background image

Join the NCGA

Providing benefits and services to:

members-icon 185,000+ Members
glof-clubs-icon 1,300+ Golf Clubs