GOLF UNION OF WALES RULES/REFEREES SCHOOL 2012/2013
The Golf Union of Wales intends to run a Rules/Referees School in 2012/2013 and build on the success of previous schools.
The purpose is to improve candidate’s knowledge and interpretation of the Rules of Golf, and to raise their level to that required to referee at Club, County and possible National level. There are similar schools run by the R&A and English Golf Unions, amongst others, and it is important that the same high standards of these schools is maintained by the Golf Union of Wales to ensure consistency.
Each Club, CountyUnion or Association affiliated to the Golf Union of Wales will be invited to send two candidates with the proviso that if the number of candidates nominated exceeds the number of places available then candidates will be selected by geographical spread and then ballot.
The format of the School will be:
Monday 29th October 2012
Full days tuition at the Media Resource Centre, Llandrindod Wells commencing at 0900 hrs. This will include a mock exam.
Monday 3rd December 2012
Morning of tuition at Celtic Manor Resort commencing at 0900 hrs, followed by a Practical Session in the afternoon. It is expected that a member of the R&A Rules Staff will be assisting.
January 2013 (Abergele GC & Pyle & Kenfig GC)
A written examination of approximately 2½ hour duration will be held commencing at 1000 hrs. Subject to demand there will be two venues for the examination, one located in North Wales, and the other in the South.
The examination will be based on the R&A format and the pass mark will be 60%. Successful candidates will receive a certificate to acknowledge their achievement. The cost for each candidate will be circa £90 which will include a Rules and Decisions Book, a Preparation Guide and lunch each day. Each candidate will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs where necessary.
As has already been indicated, this is not an easy examination to pass, and an in depth knowledge of the Rules of Golf and their application is necessary. Part of the exam does not allow reference books, so all the answers must be from memory. Each candidate will be sent a preparation guide well in advance of the first day outlining what is expected and giving examples of the type of questions that will be asked and their answers.
Director of Championships