The English Golf Union are running two ‘Rules Schools’ to provide an opportunity for golfers and golf club staff to brush up their knowledge on the Rules of Golf.
The introduction of these two new courses follows requests for the EGU experts to extend and share their knowledge and provide some more elementary rules schools suited to players and for those involved in running events at club level.
Advanced rules courses have been offered by the EGU for a number of years to prepare and educate referees for the English National Championships run by the EGU. Many of those passing the EGU courses have gone on to complete the R&A Rules Seminar qualifying them to referee at R&A events such as The Open.
‘Know the Rules’ is aimed at golfers, be they novices or rules junkies, who want to gain a basic but comprehensive knowledge of the Rules of Golf.
‘So you think you know the Rules’ is intended for those who wish to develop their existing knowledge and for club staff or volunteers involved in running competitions and events at club level.
James Crampton, EGU deputy championship secretary said, “We have some excellent referees at the EGU who were delighted to be able to pass on their experience to others. With the first-rate facilities we have at the National Golf Centre we hope the new Rules Schools will be both informative and enjoyable. They will certainly provide confidence when answering rules enquiries and who knows, may save someone the loss of a hole.”
Both courses will be held at the National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa and will include classroom instruction as well as practical assessments on the short game area used by the England teams for training purposes. ‘Know the Rules’ will take place on 19th April and costs £125 and ‘So you think you know the Rules’ on 2nd and 3rd May with a cost of £200. Both events include all course materials and dinner bed and breakfast.
Instructors will be R&A qualified referees with experience of adjudicating major national events as well as The Open.