USGA-IGU collaborate for Course Raters workshop

Bengaluru: The United States Golf
Association is partnering the Indian Golf Union for its
first-ever Course Rating Seminar here from August 23 to 25.

The course, to be conducted at the Bangalore Golf Club,
is a workshop for experts in the field of rating courses on
the degree of difficulty.

Course ratings become important from the standpoint of
determining how difficult a course is and also for handicaps.
The workshop also endeavours to prepare future course raters.

In golf, there are two bodies which issue ratings
courses, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) and
the USGA.

About 50-55 applicants, who are being charged Rs 3,000
per person are expected to attend the workshop.

The first batch of raters will be issued certificates by
the visiting USGA experts, but in future such workshops will
be conducted by IGU.

To start with the raters` tests will be for Indians only,
but later, this will be extended to allow applicants from
neighbouring countries.

The programme is being sponsored by IGU affiliated club,
Bangalore Golf Association.


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