No, in fact almost every one of our volunteers started out the same way. They joined us at one of the association activities and shadowed one of our volunteers. You will pick up on the process pretty quick.
As an association, we offer two free rules seminars every year to help grow the knowledge of our volunteers.
Generally speaking, each event’s Chief Rules Official or CRO will make volunteer assignments the week of the event. He or she will contact you through email or by phone as to your assigned responsibilities for the event.
Yes, volunteers of the SCAGA and USGA events receive a complimentary tournament uniform (hat and shirt) and a copy of the USGA Decisions on the Rules of Golf. At all SCAGA events and at most USGA events, volunteers receive free food and beverage while working. In addition, they are invited to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Day.
Certainly. The association often hosts events in areas of the region where we have very few volunteers. Depending upon the needs of the particular event, the association may ask for volunteers to travel to the host city.