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2016 IGA Rules of Golf Seminars

Even the best in the game can benefit from attending an IGA Rules Seminar (Phil Mickelson not expected to attend).

The IGA will once again hold a series of seminars that focus on the rules of the game this spring. There is a bit of a change to the normal format of doing the same topics on three different Saturdays in early spring.

This year the first seminar will be more than just a seminar on the rules. The IGA has partnered with the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Iowa High School Athletic Association (boys) to hold a full-day clinic on high school golf. A portion of the day will focus strictly on the rules while other parts will feature discussions on how to start or grow your high school golf programs. Additionally, Ken Schall will be on hand to show kids and coaches some tips and drills they can take back and practice. Click on the flyer below to see complete details on the day.

We will hold two more traditional seminars that focus only on the rules of the game.

Lake Panorama Golf Course will host a 3-hour rules of golf seminar on Saturday, April 9th while Short Hills Country Club in the Quad Cities will host an evening seminar (about 1 hour) on Friday, April 15th.

As many of you know, 2016 is a year of change in the rules of golf. We will highlight all these changes during each seminar, including the widely known ban on anchored putting strokes.

Here is the breakdown of offerings this spring:

  • Saturday, April 2 - High School Clinic (in conjunction with IGHSAU & IHSAA)
    Summit Middle School, Johnston (click on flyer below for complete details)
  • Saturday, April 9 - Rules Workshop
    Lake Panorama GC, Panora (9 a.m. to noon)
  • Friday, April 15 - Rules Workshop
    Short Hills CC, East Moline, IL (5 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

All attendees will receive a Rules of Golf book. 2016 Decisions on the Rules books will be available for purchase.

To sign up for April 2nd High School Coaches Clinic - click to view this flyer.

To sign up for April 9 (Lake Panorama) or April 15 (Short Hills CC) rules seminars send an email to

***Click to view flyer on April 2nd High School Coaches Clinic***

***Click to view flyer on all three seminars***


About the IGA

The Iowa Golf Association serves as the governing body of golf for the state of Iowa.

Run by amateur golfers the IGA provides a variety of programs and services that benefit everyone who plays the game. The IGA is licensed and authorized by the United States Golf Association for the administration of the USGA Handicap System™ and the USGA Course Rating System™.

The IGA’s most visible role is to conduct nine state championships including the Iowa Amateur for more than 100 years. The IGA also conducts seven USGA qualifiers and offers a series of handicap events called the “Members Net Tour” which is open to IGA members of all skill levels.

The IGA provides educational seminars on the Rules, USGA Handicapping and on issues of importance to its member clubs.  The IGA provides administrative support to the Iowa Women’s Golf Association and the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame. The IGA’s Herman Sani Scholarship Program has provided substantial financial support to 150 Iowa students since 1958.

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