Workshops

2020 Handicap System Workshops & Webinars

Attendees will learn how handicap factors are determined, 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.

Dates:

TBA

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.

 

2020 Rules of Golf Seminars 

LEVEL 1

Level 1 is an easy and interesting way to learn the basics of golf. This level focuses on the game’s etiquette, key definitions, and the most common situations in the field. As part of the Level 1 program, students can put their knowledge to the test by answering summary questions at the end of each section, before tackling the Level 1 online certification exam.

Please click here to begin Level 1.

Please note when you register to participate in the R & A Rules Academy through the Academy’s R & D Rules website, your contact information and other relevant information, including exam results, will be shared with Golf Canada. Golf Canada reserves the right to use this information to communicate with you about rules training, golf education, volunteer opportunities and golf events.

PROVINCIAL

Provincial level seminars are conducted by the provincial golf associations (PA), and the curriculum will begin to look at the more important playing Rules in detail. Some of the complexities that are found in the Rules of Golf book or the Official Guide on the Rules of Golf are introduced along while also implementing on-course demonstrations. The Provincial level is designed for individuals with an involvement in tournament administration, or a desire to have such an involvement.

Eligibility:

  • Level 1 certified (online)

Requirements to be Provincially Certified:

  • Attend and achieve a minimum of 80% on the Provincial exam, administered by the PA.
  • Complete 50 hours of on-course experience as a Referee.
  • Complete an additional 10 hours accompanying a Nationally certified Referee at a championship

2020 Seminar – March 27 – 29, Marine Drive Golf Club,  Vancouver

Entry requirements for the 2020 Provincial Certification:

Priority will be given who (maximum 30 participants):

  • have achieved 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.
  • have attained their Level 1 certification in the 2019 Rules of Golf.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE PROVINCIAL SEMINAR COST $300.00

NATIONAL

National level seminars consist of a three-day seminar run by Golf Canada. It serves to give guidance and advice on refereeing at the highest level. This program is intended for experienced Referees who wish to improve both their technical and practical knowledge as a referee.

Eligibility:

  • Provincial level certification (written and practical components completed)

Requirements to be Nationally Certified:

  • Attend and achieve a minimum of 80% on the National level exam, administered by Golf Canada.
  • Complete 100 hours of on-course experience as a Referee, including 10 of those hours accompanying a current Nationally certified Referee.

2020 Seminar – March 27 – 29, Marine Drive Golf Club, Vancouver

Priority for registration for the 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 attained their Level 2 certification in the 2019 Rules of Golf.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE NATIONAL SEMINAR COST $300.00

Other National Rules Seminar Dates:

March 27 – 29 | Moncton, N.B. (Location: Royal Oaks Golf Club)

March 27- 29 | Vancouver, B.C. (Location: Marine Drive Golf Club)

April 3 – 5  | Toronto, Ont. (St. George’s Golf & Country Club)

April 24 – 26 | Montreal, Q.C. (FRENCH Only – Elm Ridge CC)

April 24 – 26 | Saskatoon, S.K. (Riverside Country Club)

 

Are you interested in hosting a workshop? If your club or group would like to have your own workshop, please contact Doug Hastie, Senior Manger Field Operations 604-279-2580 ext 203 or 888-833-2242

email doug@britishcolumbiagolf.org.