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Level II and III Volunteer Training

General Information - Level Two and Level Three Training Workshops

In addition to the on-the-job training that all our officials receive, the FSGA conducts two levels of two-day interactive workshops to assist new and active FSGA tournament volunteers in Rules Training and Officiating techniques.  

  • Open to new and active FSGA volunteers only - not open to the general public. Please see eligibility guidelines below.
  • Two-day workshops
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day
  • Both indoor and outdoor classroom settings
  • Smaller class sizes (10-20)
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner after the first day included
  • Optional Certification Exam - given at separate times and locations, not at these workshops as in the past
  • Free! - No cost to attend


Level Two - Officiating Techniques & Common rulings

Purpose & Content
  • New Volunteers - to review the jobs and tasks performed by officials so that you will be comfortable when working events
  • Active Volunteer Officials - to reinforce the proper methods used in officiating and to reinforce the most common Rules that we encounter as officials - a great refresher!
  • Content of Workshop
    • 60% officiating responsibilities and methods (jobs officials perform)
    • 40% most commonly encountered Rules of Golf
Requirements
  • Open to active FSGA Tournament Volunteers   (Certified Rules, Senior Rules or non-certified officials)
  • New Volunteers - Must have attended at least one tournament day of an FSGA administered event (a ride-along day counts)
  • Highly recommended for all first-year volunteers and for all officials at least once every four years
Class Details
  • Day-One - Officiating - Emphasis on volunteer functions and exercises on the core duties of tournament officials; radio usage, registration, starting, course set-up, pace of play checkpoints, officiating and scoring
  • Day-Two - Most Common Rulings - Emphasis on the most frequently encountered relief procedures; penalty areas, abnormal course conditions, obstructions, temporary water, unplayable balls, dropping etc.   


Level three - Advanced Rules

Purpose and Content

  • Workshop covers advanced Rules situations in an on-course setting
  • Relief procedures and complex situations emphasized
  • Content of Workshop
    • 20% officiating technique and approach
    • 80% Rules of Golf
Requirements
  • Open to all active FSGA Tournament Volunteers  (Certified Rules, Senior Rules, or non-certified officials)
    • Non-Certified officials must have attended a Level II workshop within the current or previous two calendar years
Class Details
  • Days 1 & 2  - Advanced Rules - Both days will focus on a comprehensive review of the Rules of Golf and their related applications in Tournament Administration
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