The Maryland State Golf Association is committed to improving the Rules knowledge among club players of all abilities.  During the off season, MSGA Past President, Jerry Duffy conducts FREE Rules of Golf seminars for club memberships.  The normal session lasts 2 hours and addresses situations that occur during normal every day play. 

Head Professionals & General Managers: 
If your club is interested in hosting a KNOW & PLAY BY THE RULES seminar, please contact the MSGA Office at 410-653-5300.  

View a sneak peek from one of the KNOW & PLAY BY THE RULES seminars below.


"Our Rules Seminar with Mr. Duffy was one of the top events we held all year for our membership. Not only was it a great learning tool for myself, staff and membership, it also brought a lot of them together in the bar beforehand and after the seminar was over they all went into the bar again and laughed and joked about what they learned. Jerry's presentation was such a fun event. His incorporation of humor and stories pertaining to the rules of golf made it easily relatable and understandable. Members throughout the season would come in and tell me that they had a rules situation on the course during a match and remembered what Jerry talked about in the seminar and were able to apply it to the decision needed. Members have already started asking if he will be back in the spring and I am looking to book him with the hopes of getting 100 of my members to attend."

Matt Summers
Head Golf Professional, Mountain Branch Golf Course

"Our membership was looking for something different for our Opening Cocktail Party this past year. Spring was the perfect time for a rules refresher and we had received excellent reviews of Jerry's seminar. Not only was the content informative for golfers of all rules experience, but his humor kept all 60+ members engaged for the entire 2 hours. It's not too often that we think of the rules of golf as entertaining, but Jerry's delivery was fantastic! I was beyond impressed and would highly recommend his rules seminar to any club or association."

Luke Arentz

Head Golf Professional, Rolling Road Golf Club

“I was very impressed with how the rules were presented.  His presentation was actually perfect for golfers that know the rules well, perfect for beginning golfers, or golfers that previously thought the rules were too complicated.  I learned considerably more than I thought I would, and if the exact same presentation was given tomorrow, I would attend again!  (Only this time, I would bring along more of my fellow golfers that thought it would be too complex.)"

James Crews
Member, The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base

Upcoming Seminars:
March 21 Hobbit's Glen
March 30 Kenwood
April 4 Mountain Branch
April 6  Chevy Chase
April 12 Argyle
April 24 MSGA-Women's Division
April 27 Green Spring Valley


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