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As you are aware, the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) and the USGA have canceled many events/tournaments until May 20. Many of your Clubs are also closing their dining rooms and either closing or severely restricting golf.

In concert with these decisions by our partners and Host Clubs, and out of an abundance of caution, the CWDGA Board has decided to cancel our combined Spring Meeting/Rules Seminar on May 6 at Itasca CC. Despite the cancellation, we will make every effort to disseminate the information that we had planned to share with you at the event.

First, we will email documents designated for your Club’s Golf Chair, Rules Chair, and Handicap Chair to those individuals. There are three newly published documents: 2020 CWDGA Handbook for Members, Rules of Handicapping, and the Handicap Reference Guide. We will get these important items to each Club.

In lieu of the Rules Seminar portion of the meeting, please refer to these 13 one-minute videos that explain Rules that were changed in 2019 and sometimes cause confusion: USGA Videos. The USGA Rules website also provides other Rules education resources.

This season, the new World Handicap System (WHS) will be operative in the Chicago area. This is an important change. Learn more via the CDGA WHS Webinars.

Please reach out to Kirsten Kaltenmark, CWDGA President, with any questions or concerns. As always, please check the CWDGA website for updates.

2013 Rules Seminar