Learn all you need to know about the Rules of Golf

Need to learn the rules of golf? Just beginning to learn? Brushing up 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 Rules of Golf Players edition book online at the USGA website.

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

NCGA Online Rules School

Learn the Rules of Golf at your own pace, on your own time. Login here and get started today!

2020 NCGA Rules of Golf Seminars

Seminar Format:

In this 2.5 day seminar, we will review key elements of the Rules of Golf and its Interpretations. The first 2 days are lecture, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with supporting images, videos and animations. The morning of the 3rd day will be an optional exam from 8:00-11:30 am, followed by a review – which is a great learning tool, so plan to stay until 1:30 pm if you can.


NCGA Volunteer: $100
NCGA and NCPGA members: $215
Non-member: $350

Includes: training, exam, 2 lunches, morning continental breakfasts, access to the NCGA Study Guide and a 2019 Rules of Golf Player’s edition and Rules of Golf bag tag; plus 2019 Rules of Golf and official guide to the Rules of Golf books. (exception: tournament officials will not receive new books)

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: refer to registration page


Go to www.ncga.org/rules-seminars ; if you need assistance, call the NCGA Rules and Competitions department at 831-625-4653 with your credit card.

NCGA On-Course Rules Seminars

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

Registration will open in early September for the following dates and locations:

(limit 50 at each site)

October 5 – Granite Bay, Roseville     Sign Up Here

October 19 – La Rinconada, Los Gatos     Sign Up Here

October 26 – Poppy Ridge, Livermore     Sign Up Here

Cost will be $25 for NCGA Tournament Officials and $50 for NCGA Members who are not Tournament Officials. Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, Rules of Golf Player’s Edition and NCGA Rules of Golf Bag Tag.

NCGA Club Seminars

If you have 30 or more members that want to take a rules training class, we’ll come to your club. Club Presentations must be scheduled at least 60 days in advance. Contact Ryan Farb for scheduling.

NCGA Rules Bag Tags

Available for order on our online store, click here.


For additional information from the USGA, visit their site at USGA.org/rules.