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MGA Rules & Tournament Volunteer Education Programs

The MGA conducts rules education programs for all individuals - beginners to tournament players, rules novices to experienced tournament officials.  Rarely will a person be able to say he knows the Rules well enough.  And, the Rules can help players be more confident when playing because they can be certain that the relief procedure they followed is correct.  If you play golf, you should attend!

The list of available Rules Education programs offered by the MGA in 2018 is available below!  Due to the release of the "Modernized Rules" in 2019, there will be a limited number of Half-Day sessions focusing on the current, more common Rules and relief scenarios. Click HERE to register online.
  • MGA Tournament Volunteer Orientation                   Registration Coming Soon!
    The Orientation is for individuals who wish to become a Tournament Volunteer or Rules Official for the MGA.  The program covers the steps necessary to become a volunteer, the different classifications of tournament volunteer, expectations (of you and the MGA) and the other details of volunteering for the MGA.  This is required for anyone who wants to become a Tournament Volunteer.  Cost is free. (2 hours)
  • MGA Half-Day Rules of Golf Sessions                      Registration Coming Soon!
    This half-day (4 hour) workshop will focus on the more common Rules and relief scenarios.  Instruction will include a PowerPoint presentation and video segments as well as interactive discussion.  For the morning sessions, coffee, soda and water will be available at registration.  However, lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the program.  Attendees receive the current USGA Rules of Golf and Decisions on the Rules of Golf books and other material.  This workshop is open to anyone who wants a review of the more common Rules.  Perfect for competitive players, recreational golfers, persons interested in becoming or are currently volunteering as tournament officials, and professionals and the staff at golf courses.  Cost: $25/person. (4 hours)
  • MGA Two-Day Rules & Officiating Workshop
    There will not be a Two-Day workshop in 2018.  Check back in Fall of '18 for the workshop list for the new Rules to be effective in 2019! 

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