Although the AGA is managed by professional staff, we are heavily dependent on volunteers. The success of our member programs is dependent upon individuals willing to volunteer their time to help make them happen. The common denominator of all AGA volunteers is the simple desire to give something back to the game that they love.
Whether you have a lot of time to give or just a few hours a month, we would love to have you involved.
Tournament Volunteer Positions
Training, education and/or experience is required for these positions:
Rules Official: A Rules Official has working knowledge of the Rules of Golf and significant on-course experience. Rules Officials are authorized to decide questions of fact and apply the Rules of Golf.
A Rules Official may: assist players with the Rules, setup and prepare the golf course, and be assigned as a Pace Official.
The Tournament Administrator is familiar with all local volunteer positions and works closely with the Tournament Director and Rules Official in Charge in recruiting and training local volunteers as starters, scorers, forecaddies and in registration and greeter duties.
Starter: The Starter sets the tone for the tournament and is responsible for assembling the players, providing materials and information, starting the group on time and announcing players names.
On-site training is provided for these positions:
Scoring Volunteer: A Scoring Volunteer may do live scoring or conduct various duties in the official scoring area as a Scorecard Recorder, Scorecard Runner, Score Reader and/or Score Enterer. The Scorecard Recorder assures that scores are legible, properly signed and notify a Rules Official of any Rules issues. A Scorecard runner will transport scorecards from the scoring table to the computer operations area for score entry. A Score Reader will read the scores from the scorecard to the Score Entry person. The Score Enterer will enter the hole-by-hole scores from the scorecard.
Forecaddie: On a specific hole or area of the golf course, a forecaddie will follow the flight of golf balls and locate their landing position for the player. For balls that land in water, a reference point will be identified for the player to properly drop his/her ball.
Greeter: A Greeter is responsible for making sure the players know where to go for registration and find their way around the golf course facility: restrooms, golf carts, practice range, starting hole location and food and beverage.
Special Events: This volunteer will assist with any special event during the tournament that involves the sale of raffle tickets or collection of money.
Registration: The Registration volunteer will be responsible for ‘checking-in’ players as they first arrive on-site and provide the players with any important information regarding the event.
Checkpoint Monitor: When a Check Point Pace of Play Policy is in effect at a tournament, Check Points are established by the at specific locations on the golf course to monitor and record pace of play. Check-Point Monitors record completion times for each group, notify the assigned official and may inform the players when groups are in breach of the Pace of Play Policy.
Check out our volunteer orientation video for a full description of our volunteer positions.
Outreach Volunteer Positions
Adult Player Development: Adult Player Development volunteers provide support, encouragement, and education to the Golf 101/201 participants by assisting the LPGA/PGA Professional throughout the series.
Youth Player Development: Youth Player Development programs administer and support instructional and playing opportunities for youth throughout the State of Arizona. We support numerous programs hosted by JGAA, AJGA, First Tee of Phoenix, PING Junior Interclub and much more. The Build A TEAM program offers volunteer opportunities with each participating high school team as well as within the administration of the program.
Public Relations: Public Relations volunteers provide assistance at community events. This position is well suited for those individuals who enjoy connecting with people and sharing information about association opportunities.