Golf Ontario Provincial Rules Program



About Golf Ontario Provincial Level Rules of Golf Webinars


Golf Ontario’s Provincial Level Rules of Golf Webinars take an in-depth look at the concepts, procedures and outcomes that are more intuitive and easier to learn in today’s game. The webinars 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 proshop for club events.


Provincial Level webinars are designed for PGA professionals, individuals with an involvement in tournament administration or individuals that have a desire to become a provincial Referee. Provincial Level certification is required for those participants proceeding to the National Level. Participants who achieve a passing grade of 80% on the Provincial Level exam are eligible to recover travel and registration costs through the Golf Ontario Rules Certification Expense Policy.


The webinars will cover Rules 1 to 20 as well as definitions.  Each session will be approximately 2 hours in length. Participants will be given weekly reading assignments and quiz questions. An emphasis will be placed on solving Rules problems by using the Rules of Golf book.


Schedule, Registration & Fees


All applicants must register online by clicking one of the series below.  The registration deadline is January 6th, 2021 for all three series.


Starting the week of January 11th webinars are available:


The cost of the webinars is $139 + HST and includes the following:

  • 20 Hours of Instruction with a certified National Level Rules of Golf Referee
  • Advanced review of the Rules of Golf, Definitions, Interpretations
  • Full Rules of Golf book
  • Official Guide to the Rules of Golf Book
  • Provincial Level Examination
  • Referee School (Role Playing Sessions, subject to COVID 19 restrictions)
  • Golf Ontario Gift


Provincial Level 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 PGA of Canada members are not required to have completed the Level 1 program.


Equipment Required


The following items are required in order to attend the webinars:

  • 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-canceling headset with microphone or a similar device.


Minimum & Maximum 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. Each weekly webinar will have a maximum of 10 participants.




All cancellations must be done by emailing before January 6th, 2021. Your fee will be refunded to your credit card minus a $34.00 non-refundable admin fee.  The entire workshop fee is non-refundable for anyone canceling after the deadline.