Golf Course Marking: Why we do it this way

Ron Hickman

You can’t play the game if you don’t mark the field. Ron Hickman, PGA Master Professional, developed this webcast from an idea provided by a GCSAA member. We requested photos of areas on the property where some type of marking challenge comes into play. Hickman reviewed and categorized photos and addresses those questions in this 90-minute webcast. You’ll get insightful course marking tips based in part on Hickman’s knowledge and experience with the Rules of Golf, including officiating and course marking at 15 PGA Championships, two Ryder Cups, and six Masters. Improve your skills by learning from this expert.

Original presentation date: Jan. 23, 2014

About the instructor

Ron Hickman, PGA Master ProfessionalRon Hickman has been a PGA Master Professional since 2004. He is general manager and owner of Professional Golf Services, a management company operating Timberton Golf Club in Hattiesburg, Miss. Hickman has been a member of the PGA Rules of Golf Committee since 1997 and has served on the PGA’s Gulf States Section Education Committee. In addition to officiating and course marking, he has worked a number of U.S. and European tournaments. His PGA awards include PGA Professional of the Year 2000, Gulf States Section of PGA and Golf Digest “Best Teacher in State” top #3 in the May 2000 issue. Hickman has officiated at the GCSAA National Golf Championship and in 2011 taught a seminar on site for tournament participants.


Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $60
Chapter price: $100
Education points: 0.2

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