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Officiating and Rules Workshops

General Information - Level Two and Level Three Training Workshops

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

  • Must meet criteria outlined below for each level or receive approval from FSGA office
  • Two-day workshops
  • 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)
  • Certification - the same exam is given at both Level 2 and Level 3
  • Both indoor and outdoor classroom settings
  • Maximum of ten people per workshop
  • Lunches included
  • Dinner after the first day included
  • No cost to attendee


Level Two - Officiating Techniques & Common rulings
Requirements
  • Open to active FSGA Tournament Volunteers   (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 and all officials at least once every four years
Class Details
  • Day One - Officiating - Emphasis on volunteer functions and exercises on the core duties of tournament officials; Radio Usage, Registration, Starting, Course Set-up, Pace of Play Checkpoints, Officiating and Scoring
  • Day Two - Most Common Rulings - Emphasis on the most frequently encountered relief procedures; penalty areas, water hazards, obstructions, abnormal course conditions, unplayable balls, dropping etc.   
  • Day Three Exam - optional written exam (certification exam)
    • Exam PreparationThe material covered in the Level 2 Workshop will not sufficiently prepare an attendee for success on the written examination. Additional home study on the Rules of Golf or advanced knowledge will be needed for success.


Level three - Advanced Rules

Requirements
  • Open to all active FSGA Tournament Volunteers   (Certified Rules, Senior Rules or non-certified officials)
  • Must be a certified official OR a non-certified official having attended Level Two training within the current or previous two calendar years
Class Details
  • Day 1 & 2 Advanced Rules - Both days will focus on a comprehensive review of the Rules of Golf and their related applications in tournament administration
  • Day Three Exam -  optional written exam (certification exam) 

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