If you are going to play competitive golf this year you may want to attend on of the seminars offered by the Iowa Golf Association on the rules of the game. Ignored by the everyday hacker, the rules of golf are a must for those who want to compete in tournaments.Chad Pitts of the I-G-A who says knowing the rules can help you avoid a costly penalty but may also help improve your score. He says knowing when you can move your ball and the proper way can help give you a better shot. Pitts says the seminars are open to anyone who enjoys golf but may most beneficial to youngsters competing at the high school level. He says if you know the rules, you’ll likely keep up with them and he says those are the players who’re playing in tournaments. Pitts says the two-hour seminar will look at the basic rules of golf, and the most abused rules.The next seminar is scheduled for tonight at Hunter Ridge Golf Course in Marion. Later this month the I-G-A will offer seminars in Sidney, Storm Lake, Ames and Ottumwa.