Want to Volunteer?
The Florida State Golf Association is proud to be one of the largest and finest volunteer based golf associations in the country. FSGA volunteers fall into two categories; tournament volunteers and/or course rating volunteers. There are many volunteers that participate in both and help us a great deal.
Each year the FSGA conducts over 560 days of competition including State Championships, qualifiers for State Championships, Florida Junior Tour, qualifying for USGA National Championships, State High Schools Championships, Southwest Amateur Series, numerous collegiate events and One-Day Net competitions.
You don't need any special talent to be a volunteer. We'll find you a task to match your talents; don't worry if you've never even opened a Rule book. We have a wide range of tasks to meet your skills, knowledge desires, and talent.
So you think you want to become an FSGA Tournament volunteer?
If you answered "yes", we encourage you to join us for a Ride-Along Day. The FSGA designed the Ride-Along Day for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer that isn't quite sure what volunteers do. You will have the opportunity to not only meet some of our wonderful Committee (volunteers & staff) members, but watch them in action! The Tournament Chairman of the event will have you observe several Committee members throughout the day while they introduce you to the following Committee roles.
- Player Registration
- Course Set-up
- Pace of Play/Checkpoints
- On Course Officiating
Still interested? and we hope you are....
Please contact Tracy Dachisen to schedule a Ride-Along Day in your area or simply learn more by calling (813) 868-5816 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Ride-Along Day is scheduled, now what?
Here's what you can expect on your scheduled day:
- Volunteers arrive at the course about 45 minutes prior to the 1st tee time (the Tournament Chairman will confirm this time with all Committee members via email within a week of the event)
- Plan on a 6 to 7 hour day (weather permitting)
Once you arrive at the course, you will find a group of people, usually in the cart staging area, dressed in white shirts and khaki slacks drinking their morning coffee...THAT'S US! Please feel free to introduce yourself as they will be awaiting your arrival.
- What to wear: white golf shirt, khaki slacks, comfortable shoes
- What to bring (and what not to bring): sunscreen, hat, watch, rain gear (if necessary). DO NOT bring a lunch - the FSGA will provide lunch and snacks for all Committee members.
At the conclusion of your Ride-Along Day, please follow-up with Tracy. If you would like to become a volunteer, she will provide for you, at no cost, an FSGA hat, shirt and name badge, as part of the FSGA Committee Member uniform and introduce you to Volunteer Central. Volunteer Central is a private section of our website dedicated to YOU, our volunteers. You will have access to many volunteer resources and the ability to register for future events through Volunteer Central.
If you would just like to grow your skills and knowledge as a Committee member or want to go further and achieve certification as a Rules Official the FSGA will help by providing training and assistance throughout the year. Check out some additional Training Options.
So you think you want to become an FSGA Course Rating volunteer?
Becoming a course rating volunteer is more difficult than becoming a tournament volunteer. We have limited available openings on the course rating teams around the state and full-time residency is preferred since a majority of rating occur during the summer months.
Course Raters, as they are called, perform the following functions:
- Measure courses and all teeing grounds
- Gather data for the rating (position of hazards, depth and size of bunkers, width of fairways, severity of green slopes, green speed, forced carry's, etc.)
- Assist their Course Rating Captain and Co-Captain with various of functions
- Play the course to confirm data gathered on previous day
If you are interested in becoming a Course Rating volunteer please contact Tracy Dachisen at email@example.com.