Workshops

Handicap System Workshops & Webinars

Attendees will learn how handicap factors are determined, how tournament scores work into the equation, how to compete equitably from different sets of tees, when to post scores and which scores are acceptable for posting. The role of Golf Canada, British Columbia Golf, the Handicap Committee and the Player will be clarified as will how these four groups, working together, make the handicap system work.

2018 SEMINARS: cost $30 includes coffee/tee, lunch. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

May 14 - Arrowsmith G & CC, 2250 Fowler Rd., Qualicum Beach

June 11 - Lower Mainland - Pitt Meadows Golf Club - 2 spots left

August 24 - Kelowna area - venue to be confirmed

REGISTER HERE.

2018 WEBINAR:

June 7th - 3:00 pm to 5:00 (time approximate). Email susan@britishcolumbiagolf.org to register. Provide your name and club. 

ON-LINE SELF PACED - CLICK HERE

 

 

Provincial Course Rating Seminars

We’re always looking to develop new course raters for our rating teams. If you are interested in becoming involved in your zone, please contact our office or your zone for more information. Course raters are involved in:

  • measuring golf courses
  • evaluating obstacles and conditions that affect playing length
  • computing a Course Rating and Slope Rating based on the measurements and evaluations


Contact Kojo at kojo@britishcolumbiagolf.org for more information.

 

Rules of Golf Seminars

Rules of Golf Education Pathway

Rules of Golf – General Workshops (Rules Code to December 31, 2018)

This is a general rules workshop for those who wish to know more about the rules or those who require a brush up. It’s a fun day, with time for questions and answers from our experts.

Golf Canada Level 1

This is a beginner program that introduces the basic concepts and language of the Rules of Golf. Examples, videos, animations and exercises are used to introduce the student to the principles of the Rules and how to use the Rules book. The program is ideal for juniors, beginners and golfers who have had no previous experience with the Rules. This program is available online by clicking on the link below.

Golf Canada Level 2

Level of the program builds on the experience of Level 1 and introduces the key reference manual for officials: the Decisions on the Rules of Golf. This publication is the key to understanding how the Rules of Golf are applied on the course. In addition to introducing some of the fundamental rules through examples, videos and exercises, Level 2 teaches the student how to use the Decisions book effectively when the Rules book alone does not provide the answer.

Level 1 & 2 may be accessed through the following link: Golf Canada Rules Education

Golf Canada Provincial Level 3 on 2018 Code completed for 2018

2018 Seminars on 2019 Code

Provincial Certification - Level 2 (previously Level 3)

Provincial Certification on code to come into effect January 1, 2019. Theses essions are intended for experienced referees. The fall and spring seminars will be focused mainly on the changes to the Rules for 2019 with less time spent on officiating. The two series of workshops will have different exams. This will allow anyone taking the exam in the fall of 2018 to also take the exam given in the spring of 2019, should be a need or desire to do so.

Entry requirements for the 2019 Provincial Level:

Priority will be given who:

- have acheived 70% or better on a Level 3 exam written in 2013 or later; or

- have achieved 70% or better on a Level 4 exam written in 2013 or later, or

- have achieved 75% or better on a USGA Rules exam written in 2013 or later,

- or have passed their Level 2 exam and completed the practical hours in 2013 or later.

Dates:

November 16 - 18, 2018 Vancouver ({Point Grey GC) - Registraton opens June 1st - Register Here

March 29 - March 31, 2019 Victoria (location TBD) - Registraiton opens December 1st

 

National Certification - Level 3 (previously Level 4)

Level 4 – Rules Seminar Information

Golf Canada’s seminars on the 2019 Rules of Golf are intended for experienced referees.

The fall 2018 and spring 2019 seminars will be focused mainly on the changes to the Rules for 2019 with less time spent on officiating.

The two series of workshops will have different exams. This will allow anyone taking the exam in the fall of 2018 to also take the exam given in the spring of 2019, should there be a need or desire to do so.

 

Entry Requirements – 2019 Rules of Golf Seminar Series in the Fall of 2018

3-DAY SEMINARS (Fri. – Sun.)

Priority for registration for the fall 2018 series of Rules of Golf seminars on the 2019 Rules of Golf will be given to persons who:

  • have achieved 85% or better on the Level 3 Rules Exam written in 2013 or later; or
  • have achieved 85% or better on the Level 4 Rules Exam written in 2013 or later; or
  • have achieved 70% or better on the USGA Rules Exam written in 2013 or later;

AND

  • have completed the required practical hours for Level 3 or Level 4

NOTE: For this seminar series, there will not be an option to write the exam without attending the seminar unless you attended a seminar in the fall of 2018.

Register Here

 


Entry Requirements – 2019 Rules of Golf Spring Seminar Series

3-DAY SEMINARS (Fri. to Sun.)

Priority for registration for the spring 2019 series of Rules of Golf seminars on the 2019 Rules of Golf will be given to persons who:

  • have achieved 85% or better on the Level 3 Rules Exam written in 2013 or later; or
  • have achieved 85% or better on the Level 4 Rules Exam written in 2013 or later; or
  • have achieved 70% or better on the USGA Rules Exam written in 2013 or later; or
  • have been previously certified at Level 4 or equivalent by Golf Canada;
  • AND
  • have completed the required practical hours for Level 3 or Level 4

NOTE: For this seminar series, there will not be an option to write the exam without attending the seminar.


Dates and Locations – 2019 Rules of Golf Seminars (Fall of 2018 and Spring of 2019)

2018 Fall National Rules Seminars

Nov.16 –18 | Vancouver, B.C. (Location: TBD)

Nov. 23 –25 | Calgary, Alta. (Location: TBD)

Nov. 23 – 25 | Montreal, Qc (French only – Location: TBD)

Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 | Oakville, Ont. (Location: TBD)

Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 | Halifax, N.S. (Location: TBD)


2019 Spring National Rules Seminars

March 29 – March 31 | Moncton, N.B. (Location: TBD)

March 29 – March 31 | Victoria, B.C. (Location: TBD)

April 5 – 7  | Ottawa, Ont. (Location: TBD)

April 26 – 28 | Montreal, Q.C. (FRENCH Only – Location: TBD)

April 26 – 28 | Winnipeg, M.B. (Location: TBD)

Registration information will be available soon.

Are you interested in hosting a workshop? If your club or group would like to have your own workshop, please contact Susan White, Senior Manger Field Operations 604-279-2580 x125 or 888-833-2242 email susan@britishcolumbiagolf.org.