Learn all you need to know about the Rules of Golf

Need to learn the new rules for 2019? Just beginning to learn the rules? Brushing up on rules for an upcoming tournament? Do you run events for your club?

We’ve got Rules of Golf education opportunities for you!

You can get the new 2019 Rules of Golf Players edition book online at the USGA website.

And, you can access more of the USGA resources on their site at USGA.org/rules where they have information on the current rules in effect through the end of 2018, as well as the new rules which go into effect January 1, 2019.

NCGA Online Rules School

Learn the Rules of Golf at your own pace, on your own time, at no charge. Login here and get started today!

NCGA One-Day Rules Seminars

Get a crash course on the new 2019 Rules of Golf in one of our introductory seminars. The seminars will be held at the following dates & locations from 9:00am – 3:30 pm. The cost will be $40 for NCGA members ($20 for NCGA Tournament Officials); continental breakfast and lunch are included.

For more information and to register, click here. Registration Opens October 1st!

  • Thursday November 1 – Lake Merced GC
  • Saturday November 17 – Granite Bay GC
  • Tuesday November 27 – Round Hill CC
  • Friday November 30 – Del Rio GCC
  • Saturday December 1 – Santa Rosa GCC

NCGA Rules Workshops

The workshops are 2.5 days with breakfast and lunch each day, breakfast only on Day 3. A Study Guide will be posted on the Online Rules School. Details on fees and registration will be available in mid-November.

  • February 1-3 at NCGA HQ, Poppy Hills
  • February 23-25 at Lake Merced GC
  • March 3-5 at Granite Bay GC
  • March 10-12 at Round Hill CC
  • March 15-17 at Fort Washington GCC

NCGA On-Course Rules Seminars

We hold half-day workshops out on the course in a group setting to show you how to apply the rules – bunkers, greens, penalty areas and more.

Dates & Locations will be posted in Spring 2019.

NCGA Club Seminars

If you have 25 or more members that want to take a rules training class, we’ll come to your club; contact Ryan Farb for scheduling. (Note: due to the fall training volume, this option will not be available during October – November.)


Updated NCGA Rules Bag Tags will be available for order starting in mid-November.

Additional education resources are available on our NCGA website at Rules of Golf Resources.