NCGA Governance

The Rules of Golf are set for an update on January 1. 

Not a sweeping overhaul like when the Rules were “modernized” in 2019 . . . more of a gentle “tweaking” designed to offer greater clarity.

Such updates are a natural part of the evolution of the Rules. Real golf-world events reveal scenarios and circumstances that had not been contemplated. Updates, like those that occurred on January 1, fill in any exposed gaps.

If you have ever had a burning desire to learn more about the Rules of Golf, you are in luck! The NCGA offers two levels of “live” formal education.

NCGA Rules Seminars are two full days of cover-to-cover review of the Rules (with an optional quiz on Day 3) taught by NCGA staff and top tournament volunteers.

Four of five NCGA Rules Seminars remain open for registration.


Complete 2023 NCGA Rules Seminar Schedule

January 27-29                                                     Poppy Hills GC, Pebble Beach

February 18-20                                                  Lake Merced GC, Daly City

February 25-27                                                  North Ridge CC, Fair Oaks

March 4-6                                                            Sunnyside CC, Fresno

March 14-16                                                       Round Hills CC, Alamo


NCGA Volunteers - $100

NCGA Members - $215     NCPGA Members - $215

Non-Members - $350

Cost includes a current Rules Book/Rules Guide (non-NCGA Volunteers), three continental breakfasts/two lunches


If you are more of a “visual” learner, a half-day NCGA On-Course Seminar may be for you. These interactive sessions offer practical demonstrations of the Rules of Golf in action via four distinctive “stations” (1 - Bunkers, 2 - Greens, 3 - Penalty Areas/OB and 4 - Immovable Obstructions). Attendees rotate from station to station throughout the four-hour morning presentation.


2023 NCGA On-Course Seminar Schedule

March 22                                                             Poppy Hills GC, Pebble Beach

March 23                                                             Baylands GC, Palo Alto

March 24                                                             Poppy Ridge GC, Livermore

April 19                                                                 Foxtail GC, Rohnert Park

April 20                                                                 Haggin Oaks GC, Sacramento


NCGA Volunteers - $20

NCGA Members - $40     NCPGA Members - $40

Non-Members - $80

Cost includes a current Rules Book (non-NCGA Volunteers), continental breakfast and lunch

Remember, the Rules are your friend . . . see you at an NCGA Seminar in 2023!