Vancouver To Host 2017 Tournament Administration And Referees’ School

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Courtesy Adam Helmer/ Golf Canada

Golf Canada’s second installment of the Tournament Administration and Referees’ School (TARS) will be held at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, B.C., from April 27th to 30th.

New for 2017, they are extending the invitation to all certified level 2 rules officials and PGA of Canada professionals!

The objective of the Tournament Administration and Referees’ School is to get championship volunteers and staff members from key golf associations/clubs in Canada assembled to discuss important topics related to tournament administration and competitions.

This will also be an opportunity to align golf competition efforts and related matters within Canada (i.e. championship policies, standards etc.) as Golf Canada strives to provide the best experience for its members.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of Canada’s most experienced tournament administrators and rules officials, as well as a from special guests from the R&A.

Topics to Be Covered at TARS

  • Tournament administration & operations
  • Starting and scoring procedures
  • Pace of play best practices
  • Course marking and set-up
  • On-course officiating best practices
  • Practical rules demonstrations & role playing scenarios

Note: Participants will have the opportunity to write the Level 3 or Level 4 Rules of Golf Exam during the seminar.

Click here to register for 2017 TARS.

Level 4 Rules of Golf Seminars

In addition to the Tournament Administration & Referees’ School, below is the full schedule for Golf Canada’s Level 4 seminars across the country:

  • Calgary
    March 31 – April 2
  • Oakville, ON
    March 31 – April 2
  • Montreal
    April 21-23 (French)
  • St. John’s, NL
    April 21-23
  • Richmond, BC (TARS)
    April 27-30

Click here to register for Level 4 Rules of Golf Seminars.

Level 3 Rules of Golf Seminars

For level 3 rules seminar information, please visit your respective provincial association website. Or, contact Mary Beth at for more information.

And, if you want to get your Rules Education started with Golf Canada’s online rules education program, click here.

Click here to view the Rules Education Pathway (PDF), a document which shows how you can progress from a rules beginner to officiating highly competitive golf events.