GAM Rules Seminars at Michigan Golf Hall of Fame

Every four years the United States Golf Association and the Royal
& Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, re-issue the Rules of
Golf including changes in the Rules and Decisions. These Rules changes
will be discussed this winter during the Golf Association of Michigan’s
seminars on the Rules of Golf.  The majority of these
seminars will be presented at the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, in the
Troy Office Center Building at 320 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy. A western
Michigan seminar will be held near Grand Rapids at Egypt Valley Country
Club in Ada.  There will be two different programs
for the seminars this year, and sessions will be held on some evenings
and Saturdays. The cost is $10 per two-hour session and will include the
2012-2013 Rules of Golf booklet. All sessions will cover any important
changes in the Rules for 2012. To register, call Jeanne Myers at
248-478-9242, ext. 14 or email her at [email protected].

Program One

This is the presentation which was given last winter and spring
(December 2010-April 2011) at the Hall of Fame. It primarily covers the
relief options: Unplayable Ball, Water Hazards, Provisional Ball, relief
from obstructions and abnormal ground conditions, but this year will
also include the new Rules changes.  This program will be offered on the following schedule:


                February 11        10:00 AM (Saturday)

                February 16        3:00 PM (Thursday) – Egypt Valley Country Club

                March 6                3:00 PM (Tuesday)

Program Two

This program is entitled “The Rules of Golf Are Easy EXCEPT…………” and
focuses on the general Rules and then all the exceptions which make the
Rules complicated.  If you have already attended a Hall of
Fame seminar last winter, we would suggest you attend one of these
Program 2 seminars. This program will cover any new Rules changes for
2012 and will be offered on the following schedule:

               February 23        6:00 PM (Thursday evening)

                March 13             3:00 PM (Tuesday)