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Information and Rules Seminars


Wales Golf administer the Rules of Golf on behalf of The R&A.

We provide an education pathway from Club presentations to R&A Rules Seminars. For those that complete the Level 2 Qualification or higher there is the opportunity to join our volunteers and referee at our National competitions. To become a volunteer, please click here.

A list of seminars and links to register can be found below.

R&A Level 1 – Online by clicking here

R&A Level 2 Dates below. Day One 8:30AM-5:00PM | Day Two 9:00AM-5:00PM

R&A Level 3 Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar (TARS) – For more information click here

The R&A Level 2 Rules Seminar is targeted at individuals wishing to learn more about the Rules or for those with some practical experience as a referee or may have been identified as an individual who could fulfil such a role in the future. The purpose of the Seminar is to provide instruction on the Rules and advice on officiating, and it is vital that, to gain the most from the Seminar, delegates should come to the Seminar prepared.

The R&A Level 2 Examination is included as part of the Seminar. While the Level 2 Examination is optional, it is an important part of the Seminar and all delegates are strongly recommended to take it.

There will also be “On Course” sessions that will allow individuals to learn and test their practical refereeing skills in a variety of Rules situations. During “Role Play”, all delegates taking part will receive constructive feedback from the instructors on their application of the Rules, communication skills with the player and how they handled the Ruling overall. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take part in giving a ruling and approach this with an open mind.

We would recommend that a preparation schedule be developed, for example, reading an individual Rule each day. Bearing in mindthat there are 25 Rules, such a schedule should be completed in approximately four weeks. After this it may be worth attempting the sample exam contained in this Guide, which will give you an indication of how you are progressing. It is hoped that all delegates will leave the Seminar having learned something that will aid them in their continuing or future role as referees.


Day One

8.30 Registration

8.50 Introduction

9.00 Fundamentals

10.00 Play the Ball as it Lies

10.30 Ball Moved

11.00 Tea/Coffee Break

11.30 Bunker

11.45 Putting Green

12.15 Lifting & Returning Ball to Play

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Relief without Penalty

14.30 Penalty Areas

15.00 Tea/Coffee Break

15.30 Ball Lost or Unplayable

16.00 Running A Competition

17.00 Close of Day One


Day Two

9.00 Practical Demonstration

10.30 Tea/Coffee Break

11.00 Practical Demonstration (continued)

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Exam

15.45 Role Play

17.00 Closing Remarks and end of Seminar

The R&A website is a fantastic resource to help you find answers to even the most complex rules queries. You can visit their website or download the Rules of Golf App using the links below.

R&A Rules of Golf website | Rules of Golf App

However, if you cannot find the information that you require then please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Monmouthshire Ladies’ County Golf Association

County Championship


12th – 14th April

Level 2 or 3

Ladies European Tour Access

Trust Golf Links Series

Royal St David’s

12th – 14th July

Level 3

If you would like to volunteer, please email