Rules of Golf

As the governing body of golf in Canada, Golf Canada holds the exclusive right to govern, publish and distribute the Rules of Golf in Canada and therefore within the province of Manitoba.  For more information about the Rules of Golf, including rules resources and information on the 2019 Rules Modernization Initiative, please visit the Golf Canada website.

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As part of your Golf Manitoba membership, we would be happy to set up a rules session at any Golf Manitoba member club.  For details, please email Director of Competitions Lisa Andersen. 


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.

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Provincial Certification

Seminars will be conducted by the provincial golf associations.  The focus will begin to look at the more important playing Rules in detail.  This provincial certification is designed for individuals with an active involvement as a tournament referee, or a desire to have such an involvement.


Requirements to be Provincially Certified:

National Certification

Seminars will be conducted by Golf Canada. It serves to give guidance and advice on refereeing at the highest level. This national certification is intended for experienced referees who wish to improve both their technical and practical knowledge as a referee.


Requirements to be Nationally Certified:

Further information on 2021 sessions available at a later date.