Provincial Certification Rules Seminar

Seminars will be conducted by Golf Manitoba National Certified Referees.  Our focus will look at the more important playing Rules in detail.  Provincial Certification is designed for individuals with an active involvement as a tournament referee, or a desire to have such an involvement  or PGA members.

2022 session will be booked next winter

Winter Seminars

Missing Golf?

While it won’t replace playing golf, talking about golf is pretty good too!

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.

Sessions will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on:


You may attend 1, 2 or all 3 sessions and we guarantee you will not be bored.   Attendees are welcome to submit questions that will be answered during the sessions.  Please email all questions to

There is no cost to “attend”.

To register please send your name and the sessions you wish to attend to either Amy at or Lisa at

Handicap Certification Seminars

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.

NEW for 2020 is the introduction of the World Handicap System. More information on the World Handicap System (WHS) and its implementation, is available HERE >>.


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 Handicap 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 HEREWhen registering, please indicate you are a member of Golf Manitoba when it asks for the member club designation.

Member Club Rules Seminars

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