About Provincial Rules of Golf Workshops
Golf Ontario’s Provincial Rules of Golf Workshops take an in-depth look at the concepts, procedures and outcomes that are more intuitive and easier to learn in today’s game. The workshops will also examine the use of the Interpretations that are found in the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf book to help better prepare participants for rules situations as a referee or in the pro shop for club events. The principals of the rules will be reinforced using practical demonstrations, videos and role-playing sessions.
In addition to the Provincial Rules workshops, there are 9 weekly online webinars starting in January. The webinars are optional but are strongly recommended for those individuals wishing to pass the Provincial exam.
Provincial Rules workshops are designed for PGA professionals, individuals with an involvement in tournament administration or individuals that have a desire to become a provincial Referee. Provincial Rules certification is required for those participants proceeding to the national Level 3. Participants who achieve a passing grade of 80% on the Provincial Rules exam are eligible to recover travel and registration costs through the Golf Ontario Rules Certification Expense Policy.
The Provincial Rules Workshop will include the following:
- Advanced review of the Rules of Golf, Definitions, Interpretations
- Practical Demonstrations
- Role Playing Sessions
- Full Rules of Golf book
- Official Guide to the Rules of Golf Book
- Optional Provincial Rules Exam (Last Day)
Provincial Rules Weekly Webinars
To better prepare for the Provincial Rules Workshop and Exam, Golf Ontario will be conducting 9 weekly online webinars starting in January. The webinars will cover all 24 Rules of Golf as well as definitions. The webinars are optional but are strongly recommended for those individuals wishing to pass the Provincial Rules exam.
The webinars begin the week of January 19th. Each session will be approximately 2 hours in length. Please see the Webinar Schedule section for more details.
Participants will be given weekly reading assignments and quiz questions.
An emphasis will be placed on solving Rules problems by using the Official Guide book.
- Official Guide to the Rules of Golf Book (sent to participant by Golf Ontario).
- Full Rules of Golf book. (sent to participant by Golf Ontario).
- A computer with high-speed internet.
- A noise cancelling headset with microphone. USB corded version is best and will cost about $30 (if you don’t already have a headset you need a ‘gaming’ headset.) THIS REQUIREMENT IS NOT OPTIONAL
Provincial Rules Prerequisite
Applicants must have achieved at least 80% on the Level 1 exam in the past 12 months. The Level 1 program is free and is available through the R&A Rules Academy. Certificates must be emailed to email@example.com. PGA of Canada members are not required to have completed the Level 1 program.
Registration & Fees
All applicants must register online by clicking here. The registration deadline is March 15th, 2020. Please note the webinars (optional) begin in January. Participants that register after the webinars begin may join the webinars at any time.
The cost of the workshop is $149 and includes the following:
- 2 Day (9 to 4) seminar with certified Level 3 (national) Rules of Golf Instructor
- Provincial Rules Examination (optional)
- Official Guide to the Rules of Golf book
- Full Rules of Golf book
- Lunch and refreshments at the workshop
- Golf Ontario Gift
The cost of the weekly webinars is $39.00 and includes the following:
- 9 Rules of Golf Webinars (18 hours of instruction)
All cancellations must be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before the March 15th the deadline. Your fee will be refunded to your credit card subject to a $33.00 non-refundable fee. The entire workshop fee is non-refundable for anyone cancelling after the deadline.
Minimum Class Size
If there are fewer than 5 participants registered by the registration deadline, Golf Ontario reserves the right to cancel the workshop or transfer participants to another workshop. If canceled, all applicants will be refunded their application fees.