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2021 Winter Rules of Golf & Handicapping Education

Get ready for the 2021 golf season by learning more about the Rules of Golf and the World Handicap System!



Golf Manitoba will be offering three virtual sessions for the public to provide an overview of the Rules of Golf and the World Handicap System. The sessions will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Attendees are welcome to submit questions that will be answered during the sessions. Please email all questions to No prior knowledge or experience is required to attend!

To register please send your name and the sessions you wish to attend to either Amy at or Lisa at There is no cost to “attend”.


Rules of Golf Level 1

Level 1 focuses on easy ways to learn the basics of the Rules of Golf with its main interest on Etiquette, the principle definitions and commonly encountered situations on the course. Level 1 is available online and students will be able to test their knowledge by taking the review questions at the end of each section before attempting the online Level 1 Exam. There is no cost to take the Level 1 course and certification.

Register for Level 1

World Handicap System

Visit our World Handicap System resources page at This page provides a number of digital, print and video resources to help the golfer to better under the World Handicap System. The resources are available at no cost.


As part of the Handicap License Agreement, Golf Canada requires that every member club and league have a Handicap Committee in place, and that one person (ideally the Chairperson of the Committee) has successfully completed a Handicapping certification seminar.

Since 2003, Golf Manitoba and Golf Canada have been providing member clubs with educational sessions relating to the handicap system.  These seminars provide and more in-depth look into Handicapping and will give attendees a thorough knowledge of the World Handicap System. The Handicap Seminars are beneficial for Handicap Committee members, Golf Professionals, Superintendents, General Managers, Club Members and others interested in learning more about Handicapping in general.

Participation in the Handicapping Seminar ensures that the individual is educated about the World Handicap System and can oversee and implement policies at their home club.  Once an individual has successfully completed the seminar their certification is valid for 4 years (with the individual and club), after which they must re-certify.


Golf Canada is pleased to launch the Online Rules of Handicapping Certification — a series of videos will guide you through the Rules of Handicapping, providing the knowledge necessary to achieve certification and successfully oversee handicap duties at your club. Click here to access the Rules of Handicapping certification videos.

A short quiz will test your knowledge, and successful completion will provide you with certification.

*Please note that there is no cost to certify online.


Our partners at Golf Ontario are hosting several Handicap Certification seminars this season as part of Handicapping education and to help member clubs, members, and general public achieve certification.

Webinar Schedule (all times are Eastern Standard Time)

Cost of each webinar is $35 + HST. For information and to register, please click HERE. When registering, please indicate you are a member of Golf Manitoba when it asks for the member club designation.

For more information on any of the above education and certification programs, please contact us at or at 204.925.5730.