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The VSGA offers in-person and virtual seminars on the Rules of Golf and World Handicap System™ which are open to all clubs and golfers. View the schedule of upcoming seminars as well as links to past seminar recordings below.

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World Handicap System™

Learn more about Club Authorization requirements all clubs must meet by June 30, 2024. 

The latest revisions to the WHS™ went into effect on January 1, 2024 as part of an ongoing review of the Rules of Handicapping with a continued emphasis on accuracy, consistency and equity.  

The VSGA will conduct in-person seminars to share information on the changes as well as other key elements of the WHS. PGA Professionals will receive three (3) PDR credits for attending.

For any questions, please contact Michael Walder or Brian Wright by email or phone at (804) 378-2300.

Upcoming WHS Seminars

Springfield Golf & Country Club

City: Springfield

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $35

Includes: Lunch and materials

Roanoke Country Club

City: Roanoke

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $35

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Willow Oaks Country Club

City: Richmond

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Registration Fee: $35

Includes: Breakfast and materials

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Dominion Valley Country Club

City: Haymarket

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $35

Includes: Breakfast and materials

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Magnolia Green Golf Club

City: Moseley

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Registration Fee: $35

Includes: Breakfast and materials

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Princess Anne Country Club

City: Virginia Beach

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Registration Fee: $35

Includes: Breakfast and materials

Rules of Golf

A regular update to the Rules of Golf went into effect on January 1, 2023 with the USGA and The R&A putting an emphasis on both inclusion and sustainability. Several penalties have been relaxed and language has been clarified to help golfers at all levels of play.

Join us for an upcoming in-person Rules of Golf Workshop, or access slide decks and recordings from our recent three-week webinar series. PGA Professionals will receive six (6) PDR credits for attending an in-person workshop.

For any questions, please contact Amanda Braun by email or phone at (804) 378-2300.

Recently Held Webinars

Week 1

Topics: Intro & Resources, Parts of the Course, Forms of Play and Ball Handling

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Week 2

Topics: Free Relief and Penalty Relief

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Week 3

Topics: Finding & Identifying Ball, Play the Course as You Find It, Playing the Ball as it Lies and Ball in Motion Deflected

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