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Washington Golf is the governing body of golf in Washington and Northern Idaho, licensed to promote and implement the policies of the game as set forth by the United States Golf Association and the Royal & Ancient, particularly as they pertain to the education, administration and dissemination of the Rules of Golf. Standard policies in WA Golf Championships can be viewed here.

For more information on the rules of golf, please visit the USGA Rules Hub or contact the USGA:

Weekdays: 8:00am – 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Weekends: Beginning on Friday at 5:00pm (EST) – through Sunday night, this is forwarded to a cell phone for 24/7 weekend service.

2023 Rules of Golf Workshops

The USGA and R&A have updated the Rules of Golf for 2023 and Washington Golf will be conducting a series of in-person Rules of Golf Workshops to teach the new Rules. Attendance is open to all that are interested and the workshops are designed for those with all levels of Rules knowledge. Each workshop will cover a different set of topics and attendees can choose to attend an individual workshop based on the information taught OR all three to learn the full Rules of Golf.

PGA Professionals will receive seven (7) PGA PDR credits for each workshop they attend.


  • Workshop #1 – Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023
  • Workshop #2 – Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
  • Workshop #3 – Saturday, March 11, 2023

Site: Fairwood Golf & Country Club, Renton, Wash.

Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm with multiple breaks and lunch.