• USGA Member Live Chat:
    Ask the Rules Experts
    A core function of the USGA is to write and interpret the Rules of Golf in conjunction with our worldwide partner, The R&A. It is just as essential for players to know the Rules to ensure that they play a fun and competitive round of golf. So, as a special Members-only benefit, we will host a live chat, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET, June 2nd, with USGA Rules expert Robert Ockenfuss!
Rob Ockenfuss

Robert Ockenfuss
Manager, Rules Communications

Rob has served as on-site staff at the U.S. Open as well as other USGA championships, and has also served as an official at other non-USGA events. In addition, he has served as coordinator and instructor for Rules of Golf workshops for the past four years. Ockenfuss also is responsible for managing the Rules of Golf inquiry program for USGA, which receives thousands of phone calls and emails each year.

How to Submit a Question

The process for posting your question is simple. Please enter your question. Shortly before the chat goes live at 1:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, June 2, you will be able to log in. The question will be reviewed and, if accepted, you will see it be posted – and answered – on the page. All questions will be reviewed. When a question is accepted, or rejected, you will be free to post another question.