MGA Educational Seminars & Workshops
Educational SeminarsEach year the MGA conducts multiple one-day educational seminars around the state for course managers, golf professionals, league officials, and individuals interested in the Rules of Golf and USGA Handicap System. Participants will learn basic and vital concepts about the Rules of Golf and USGA Handicap System. This year we'll focus on the Rules and Handicap System changes that became effective January 1, 2016, and explain how these changes will affect individual members and member clubs. Participants will also be introduced to the programs and services of the MGA, and have the opportunity to meet with others in the Minnesota golf community.
USGA Handicap Seminar:
- Overview of USGA Handicap System - how does the Handicap System work?
- How do the 2016 changes affect individuals and clubs?
- What is the role of the Handicap Committee?
- Overview of the most commonly encountered Rules
- How knowledge of the Rules of Golf can be advantageous to players - (situational)
- Use of video, PowerPoint and discussion to address common situations and questions
- Q&A for questions you have regarding situations at your club
- Lunch & beverages
- 2016 USGA Rules of Golf book
- USGA Handicap System manual
- Educational packet
Registration Information will be coming soon:
- The latest issues facing turfgrass
- Preparing Hazeltine National Golf Club for the Ryder Cup
- The recently publicized partnership between the University of Minnesota and the USGA
- Dr. Brian Horgan
- University of Minnesota Turf Extension Specialist
- Mr. Robert Vavrek
- USGA Senior Agronomist, Central Region
- Mr. Chris Tritabaugh
- Hazeltine National Golf Course Superintendent
- There is no fee for this forum.
- GCSAA educational points are available.
- PGA MSR credits are available.
- Contact Joel Comstock, MGA Regional Affairs Director
- 952-345-3961 or email@example.com
- Please provide your name and golf course affiliation.