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Officiating and Rules Workshops

(level two and Level three volunteer training)

The FSGA conducts two levels of two day interactive workshops to assist current active FSGA tournament volunteers in Rules Training and Officiating techniques.  The classes are led by an FSGA staff member. An optional exam is administered on the third morning for those pursuing the path to certification as a FSGA Rules Official.  Click here for more on the Rules Official certification process.

General Information - Level Two and Level Three Training Workshops

  • Approval by the FSGA office is required for attendance
  • Two day workshop
  • 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM each day
  • Optional written exam on third morning (to fulfill a portion of Rules Official Certification education requirement)
  • Both indoor and outdoor classroom setting
  • Maximum of ten people per workshop
  • Lunches included
  • Dinner after the first day included
  • No cost to attendee

Level Two volunteer Training
  • Open to currently active FSGA certified Rules, Senior Rules or non-certified officials
  • Must have attended a minimum of two tournament days of an FSGA administered event within the current or prior year
  • Recommended for all first year volunteers
Class Details
  • Day one emphasizes basic volunteer functions and exercises on the core duties of tournament administration; Radio usage, Registration, Starting, Course Set-up, Pace of Play Checkpoints, On Course Officiating and Scoring
  • Day two emphasizes applying and exercises related to relief procedures and Rules associated with relief procedures; generally Rules 23-28
  • Day three optional written exam
  • Note: The material covered in the Level 2 Workshop will not prepare an attendee for the written examination. A more thorough knowledge of the Rules of Golf is required and additional home study and preparation is recommended

Level three volunteer training
  • Open to currently active FSGA certified Rules, Senior Rules or non-certified officials
  • Must have attended Level Two training within the current or previous calendar year
Class Details
  • Both days will focus on a comprehensive review of the Rules of Golf and the Decisions on the Rules of Golf and their related applications in tournament administration
  • Day three optional written exam 

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