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 9 - Victoria Area - venue to be confirmed

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

June 11 - Vancouver - venue to be confirmed

August 24 - Kelowna area - venue to be confirmed



TBC - June



BC Golf's Susan White Educates At A Handicap Seminar 


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 for more information.


A Group Of Course Rating Seminar Participants Look On At Richmond CC

Rules of Golf Seminars

Rules of Golf Education Pathway

Rules of Golf – General Workshops

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 Level 3 Provincial Rules of Golf Seminar

This seminar is for those who have completed Level 2 of the Golf Canada Rules of Golf program or equivalent.

2018 Webinar

Begining Monday, April 9th, and continuing Wednesday and Monday of following weeks (final session May 7th), we will deliver the Level 3 Seminar to you on line. We will "meet" twice a week for a total of 9 session. Each session will run approximately 2 hours and begin at 4:00pm. You must be able to commit to attending all of these sessions, or at least most, in order for us to properly provide the program to you.

Exam preparation sessions will be available on line after the webinar concludes.

In advance of the sessions, we will provide you with a variety of study materials electronically. You are expected to have a current copy of The Rules of Golf and Decisions on the Rules of Golf. As this is an on-line webinar, it is important for your participation you have a good headset with built-in microphone. Due to feedback, the use of a computers built in features is not allowed.

There will be different opportunities to write the 3 hour Level 3 exam, which will be determined on the locations of the participants. There is no cost for this program, including the writing of the exam, however, you are responsible for your travel costs to write the exam, as well as any food/beverage costs. The venues to write the exam will be determined based on region in which participants reside - site sto be confirmed.

Require a minimum of 6 participants, maximum 20. If you wish to register, email and provide your address and phone number.

A Rules Situation Being Described At A Level 3 Rules Education Class At Pitt Meadows GC


2018 Golf Canada Level 4 National Rules of Golf Seminars

There will be no Level 4 Rules seminars in 2018 based on the current code (2016 - December 2018). 

National Rules seminars on the code to come into effect January 1, 2019 will begin in the fall. Dates to be announced.

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