Handicapping

2019 Rules of Golf

A new era begins as the biggest changes to the Rules of Golf take effect for golfers and officials at all levels of the game. Below are links to valuable resources that will greatly assist with these changes, and visit USGA.org/rules for more information.

USGA Resources

USGA Rules Hub

– Download the USGA Rules of Golf App – Apple Store | Google Play Store

PDF Summary of each new rules change

PDF Explanation of each new rules change


1/2 day seminars covering changes to the Rules of Golf

These seminars will only cover the 2019 changes to the Rules of Golf. The presentation will last approximately 90 minutes, with question and answer session to follow. An optional test will be available for those who wish to attain certification to officiate at Golf House Kentucky events.

Tuesday, February 5th at University of Louisville GC (Louisville) – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST (optional test to follow)

Tuesday, February 5th at University of Louisville GC (Louisville) – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

Monday, February 11th at Golf House Kentucky (Louisville) – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST (optional test to follow)

Thursday, February 28th at Golf House Kentucky (Louisville) – Ken Tackett Rules Seminar beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST (optional test to follow)

Wednesday, March 6th at Greenbrier G & CC (Lexington) – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13th at Indian Hills CC (Bowling Green) – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST

Thursday, March 21 at Audubon CC (Louisville, KY) – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST (optional test to follow)

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*More seminars may be added based on demand


2-Day Rules of Golf Workshop – March 9th – 10th at Persimmon Ridge GC

Golf House Kentucky will host a two-day Rules of Golf Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, March 9th and 10th at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club. The workshop is open to anyone and will be taught by expert USGA and KGA rules officials. It will emulate the format of the traditional USGA Rules Workshop and will cover:

– A full overview of the 24 Rules of Golf, how The Rules of Golf and the Interpretations on the Rules of Golf books are organized, and presentations on the importance of the terms used in the Rules of Golf.

– In-depth presentations on the fundamental Rules governing match and stroke play, playing the ball as it lies, playing the course as it is found and the Rules dealing with relief situations.

– Optional USGA test for obtaining certification to officiate at USGA and KGA events

The cost to attend is $50 and will include lunch both days as well as the 2019 Rules of Golf and Interpretations on the Rules of Golf books. All PGA Members and Associates will receive 12 MSR credits.

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About Golf House Kentucky

Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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