The NYSGA conducts refresher and advanced Rules of Golf seminars each March and April to help golfers prepare for the season! The 2024 Educational Schedule is coming soon!

Date Site (Region) Type Time
TBA Capital Region Full Day TBA
TBA Capital Region 3-Hour TBA
TBA Central NY Full Day TBA
TBA Central NY 3-Hour TBA
TBA Western NY Full Day TBA
TBA Western NY 3-Hour TBA

3-Hour Refresher Course*

This free* seminar focuses on the most important changes introduced in the 2023 Rules and a fun, interactive review of the most frequently encountered Rules situations. These seminars are for everyone, especially newer golfers/juniors looking to get a firm understanding of golf's most important Rules.

Full Day Advanced Course

These robust workshops include presentations on key Rules and an overview of tournament admin roles/best practices. The registration fee is $60 and includes a continental breakfast, copies of the Officials Guide to the Rules of Golf, lunch, and an option to take the USGA's 80-Question Rules of Golf Exam (optional). These are designed for:

  • NYSGA Rules Officials and Tournament Volunteers
  • PGA/LPGA Professionals
  • College and high school coaches
  • Anyone interested in developing a strong knowledge of the Rules of Golf.

USGA 80-Question Rules of Golf Exam

The NYSGA will be proctoring the USGA's 80-Question Rules of Golf Exam the morning (8am-12pm) following the full day course at the same site. To register, complete this Google Form.

Registration and Questions

Registration is open (click the link below or the course above). If you have questions, please contact the NYSGA at 315-471-6979 or by emailing


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