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Setting Up Your Golf Course for Tournament and Everyday Play Workshop

Wednesday March 15th 10am-1pm, Kirkbrae Country Club

Presented by Max Doctoroff, PGA-NEPGA Director of Rules and Competitions and Jim McKenna, RIGA Director of Rules and Competitions

The New England PGA and Rhode Island PGA, in partnership with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of New England, wish to share some course setup tips with Golf Professionals and Superintendents for tournaments and everyday play.  Topics will include:

Course Marking: Boundaries, penalty areas, ground under repair, no play zones, and other features.  We’ll help you mark your course in such a way that the players will know exactly how to proceed on their own, which will eliminate the need for any unnecessary rulings.  The goal here is to eliminate players’ complaints and avoid awkward confrontations while officiating – a win-win-win for the players, officials, and superintendents alike!

Hole Locations: We’ll share guidelines for selecting hole locations to ensure fair and strategic play for all players, while avoiding any difficult Committee decisions caused by unfair or unplayable holes.

Local Rules: We’ll help you identify any unique features on your golf course that could cause unfair situations under the stock Rules of Golf, and help you find solutions using Local Rules.  Some of the most common Local Rules will be explained, and we’ll discuss some guidelines regarding authorized vs. unauthorized Local Rules to keep you out of trouble.

PGA Professionals in attendance will be eligible for three PDR credits.

Registration- $25.00 (Lunch Included)