Rules and Rants

Dates announced for 2014 Rules of Golf Level 4 seminars

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Golf Canada’s Level 4 rules of golf seminars consists of a combination of classroom theory and interactive sessions furthering your understanding of the practical application of tournament officiating. In order to take full advantage of the curriculum, participants are expected to have a good understanding of the Rules of Golf and must be level 3 certified.

To see if you qualify and to learn more about our level 4 Rules of Golf Seminars, click here.

Registration for level 4 seminars will open December 2nd. Seminar sites and important travel information will be provided at that time.

2014 Golf Canada Level 4 Rules of Golf Seminars:

March 20-23, Victoria, B.C. (Location: TBD)
April 3-6, Calgary, Alta. (Location: TBD)
April 3-6, Montreal, Que. (Location: TBD)
April 24-27, Oakville, Ont. (Location: TBD)
May 1-4, St. John’s, N.L. (Location: TBD)

In 2013, 65 participants attended our level 4 seminars. We would like to specifically recognize one participant, Tom Forestell, who achieved the highest mark on the level 4 exam in 2013 scoring 98%! Congrats, Tom, and all the other participants that achieved the highest level of rating through written examination of the Golf Canada level 4 rules of golf.

Another great story from 2013 that was well documented was an individual who achieved 100% on the level 2 exam and attended the level 3 seminar last year. Meet Canada’s youngest rules official by clicking here.

Level 4 is the pinnacle of our Rules Education Pathway (national certification) and we encourage everyone passionate about golf to gain some level of Rules knowledge.

Our Rules Education Program is designed for anyone wishing to learn the Rules of Golf including recreational golfers, competitive golfers, professionals and rules officials. Whether you have an interest in learning the basics to further your enjoyment of the game or you are setting your sights on national certification, Golf Canada’s four-level program is tailored to suit everyone’s goals.

Provincial associations conduct the Level 3 seminars (Provincial Certification). For more information on level 3 seminars in your area, visit the provincial links by clicking here.

And, if you want to get your Rules Education started with our online rules education program, click here.


Click here to view the Rules Education Pathway (PDF), a document which shows how you can progress from a rules beginner to officiating highly competitive golf events.