Rules and Rants

P.E.I. Golf Association appoints new chief rules official

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The Prince Edward Island Golf Association has appointed Bob Irwin of Charlottetown as it’s new Chief Rules Official .

As Chief Rules Official, Irwin will oversee officiating at provincial tournaments and will promote the development of new rules officials in the province . He will also coordinate the Associations Course Rating program. Mr. Irwin has officiated at a number of Provincial Championships .

“We are fortunate to have Bob accept this position,” said the Association’s Executive Director , Ron MacNeill. “He has been a competitive golfer for many years and has a keen interest in officiating. The Rules of Golf can be challenging for golfers and it is important for the sport to have someone that understands and promotes them . Golfers at all levels, especially juniors, can benefit from a better understanding of the rules.“

The Prince Edward Island Golf Association is the governing body for golf in the province. In addition to overseeing the Rules of Golf the Association delivers a number of programs for competitive golfers, seniors and juniors.

To learn more about the Rules of Golf, including how you can become a Rules Official, click here.