Frequently Asked Questions
How can the OGA help me with a Rules question?
The OGA staff and Volunteer Rules Officials are known for their vast knowledge on the Rules of Golf. You can either call the OGA at 503-981-4653 or send an email to email@example.com.
I am playing in an OGA event, what Rules should I know?
How do I become a Rules Official?
The first step is to attend a PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshop and score a minimum of 75% on the 100 question test that is administered at the end of the workshop. Second a ride along with a Senior OGA Rules Official is required before being put on the golf course to officiate.
Does the OGA provide educational seminars on the Rules of Golf?
Yes, the OGA provides Regional Rules of Golf Workshops covering many areas across Oregon. These Workshops are eight hours of detailed instruction designed for individuals who are familiar with the game and wish to acquire a better understanding of the Rules of Golf. The Workshops focus on the more commonly used Rules of Golf and the associated definitions. Click here for our Rules of Golf workshop schedule
Would the OGA come and host a Rules Presentation at my Club?
Yes, this is one of the free services the OGA provides. The OGA staff and Volunteer Rules Officials are known for their vast knowledge on the Rules of Golf. You can either call the OGA at 503-981-4653 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time and date for us to come and present to your Club.
Is there Rules information or material that can be posted at my Club?
Yes, two Senior OGA Rules Officials, Pete Scholz and Terry McEvilly, write a Rule of the Month. These articles and quizzes are a great resource that can be posted. Other resources regarding The OGA’s position on Gambling, Amateur Status, Winter Rules or Distance Measuring Devices contact the OGA at 503-981-4653 or send an email to email@example.com. Click Here for the Rule of the Month.
Where can I get a Rules book? Or purchase a book on the Decisions on the Rules of Golf?
Rules books are free from the OGA and we will be happy to ship them to you and the members of your club (maximum of 20). You may purchase a book on the Decisions on the Rules of Golf from the OGA. The cost is $13 if you pick up at the OGA office or $15 shipped. Contact the OGA at 503-981-4653 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the OGA's recommendation and opinion on "Winter Rules"?
Click Here for the OGA's position on "Winter Rules".