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Get to grips with golf’s rules

7.59am 14th January 2009 - Management Topics

Places are still available for the PGA’s popular public golf rules courses which are run at its famous Belfry headquarters. Aimed at all golf enthusiasts, the courses in February and March offer a fascinating insight into the rules which are brought to life and covered in detail from practical sessions through to analysis of televised incidents.

The courses will be run by PGA tournament staff who have experience of officiating at the four majors, the Ryder Cup plus numerous European Tour events, and will cover all aspects of the Rules of Golf and in addition focus on the amendments to the 2008 Rules of Golf.

“Improving your understanding of the rules has many advantages but it’s also a lot of fun if the delivery is right – as we‘ve seen down the years the rules have thrown up some fascinating scenarios and getting to grips with them really can add to the overall enjoyment of the game,” said PGA director of golf Stephen Cox.

“For club secretaries and committee members who are running tournaments at their clubs, it’s essential to have a sound knowledge of the rules. As for the amateur golfer, I think the general consensus is that it’s important to know the basics and that’s why these courses have proved so popular over the last two years.”

In order to cater for all levels, there will be an Introduction to the Rules of Golf course as well as the Advanced Rules of Golf & Refereeing course which will include an optional assessment.

The courses will be held at Ping House, PGA Headquarters at The Belfry and the dates are as follows:

• Saturday February 28 – Introduction to the Rules of Golf
• Saturday March 14 – Advanced Rules of Golf & Refereeing

• One Course Fee: £125
• Two Course Fee: £225

Places are limited for the individual courses and allocation will be on a first come first served basis. For further details call Michael Wood on 01675 470 333 at PGA Headquarters or email


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