Volunteers are vital ...
Give back to the game ….
Thank you for clicking the Volunteer with Golf Saskatchewan link. In this section we hope to provide you with insightful information about some of our programs and services. We hope you find it informative and if you have any questions, please let us know.
If you are interested to volunteer with Golf Saskatchewan, do not hesitate to contact our office to get started today!
Without Volunteers, Golf Saskatchewan cannot deliver our programs and member services.
Please get involved today.
“Love the Game. Grow the Game.” ~ Golf Canada
Volunteers have access to training opportunities, are reimbursed for costs incurred while volunteering and are invited to the yearly Volunteer Appreciation Day which usually takes place in September every year. There are several ways to become involved with Golf Saskatchewan as a volunteer.
Board of Director
Golf Saskatchewan has volunteer positions available with the executive board, standing committees, programming committees, and operational committees. Board of Directors meet no less three times per year – no less than two Board meetings and one General meeting per year. If you are or know someone who is interested in becoming a Director, please read the Director Nomination Information and fill out the Nomination Form.
For the 2018 Golf Saskatchewan AGM there are the following positions available:
- 3 – 3-year term positions
- 1 – 1 year term position
Please click on the following forms if you are interested:
The Annual General Meeting will be held at:
- Willows GCC
- Start Time: 10:30 with lunch to be served 12:15 PM
- Registration – contact Angela at 306-975-0873
Course Rating Team
A course rater with Golf Saskatchewan travels to various courses with a team of other course raters and rate a course in order to measure and rate the relative difficulty of the golf course so that a player’s handicap is accurate and transportable from golf course to golf course. Course rates are expected to attend a Course Rating seminar each year and stay current on the Golf Canada Course Rating System. Course raters can expect to rate between two and four courses per season.
You can also view our Rules Education Pathway.
Level 1 of the program is a beginner program that introduces the basic concepts and language of the Rules of Golf. Examples, videos, animations and exercises are used to introduce the student to the principles of the Rules and how to use the Rules book. The program is ideal for juniors, beginners and golfers who have had no previous experience with the Rules.
Level 2 of the program builds on the experience of Level 1 and introduces the key reference manual for officials: the Decisions on the Rules of Golf. This publication is the key to understanding how the Rules of Golf are applied on the course. In addition to introducing some of the fundamental rules through examples, videos and exercises, Level 2 teaches the student how to use the Decisions book effectively when the Rules book alone does not provide the answer.
- Achieve 80% on the Level 2 Exam
- Complete 20 hours of satisfactory on-course experience as a Starter/Scorer/Official at club, regional or provincial events
Level 3 of the program is comprised of a three day seminar conducted by the provincial golf associations. The seminar covers the most common Rules of Golf and includes practical sessions that demonstrate how the Rules apply on the golf course. To be certified at Level 3 an official must successfully pass the exam and meet the minimum practical requirements. The Level 3 program leads to provincial certification as a tournament official. Once Level 3 certified, an official is qualified to attend the Level 4 national certification seminar. To find out about seminars in your area, please contact your provincial golf association.
Pre-requisite: Level 2 Certification
- Complete Level 3 Rules of Golf Seminar
- Achieve 85% on Level 3 Exam
- 10 hours accompanying a Certified Rules Official as an observer at a regional or provincial event
- Minimum of 50 hours of satisfactory on-course experience as a Rules Official at regional or provincial events
Note: Level 3 and Level 4 exams must be written in separate calendar years.
Level 4 of the program leads to national rules certification. This is a necessary, but not sufficient qualification to work as a rules official at a Golf Canada national championship. The Level 4 program is intended for experienced rules officials who wish to improve both their technical and practical knowledge as a rules official. Considerable time is spent on the golf course discussing complex issues of the Rules of Golf. The optional 3 hour exam is a rigorous test of the Rules of Golf intended to identify those candidates with the highest level of knowledge. Registration is available online by clicking the Level 4 link below.
Pre-requisite: Level 3 Certification
- Complete Level 4 Rules of Golf Seminar
- Achieve 85% on the Rules of Golf exam
- 100 hours of satisfactory on-course experience as a Level 3 Rules Official at regional or provincial events.
Golf Saskatchewan can always benefit from individuals willing to contribute their time to the delivery of tournaments and provincial championships. Tournament administration volunteers will be tasked with duties that include general operations, set up and take down, media (such as taking pictures and posting updates to the website), starting, pace of play, and scoring and results.