Volunteers contribute a huge amount to the game of golf in Scotland at local, regional and national level and are a key part of the game’s fabric. Without volunteers, many clubs wouldn’t exist and at Scottish Golf, we are committed to improving your volunteering experience, through training, education and reward.
Donating your time can really benefit your Club, help you learn and develop new skills and can have a positive impact on mental health and happiness. There are lots of opportunities across the game where you can get involved, from supporting your club committee, helping at events, coaching juniors and beginners, through to ratin courses.
Scottish Golf delivers an annual programme of education and training for volunteers at club level, covering a wide range of roles from Child Protection (Safeguarding) to Coaching and Handicapping to Marketing. Taking a blended learning approach, this includes regional seminars and workshops, as well as online learning, giving you the opportunity to learn remotely at your leisure, with each session delivered by an experienced member of our staff or an external expert from the industry.
To access our latest workshops, click on the link below:
There are lots of volunteering opportunities available at every level of the game so it’s important to find a role that suits your experience, skills and passion. With the ever-increasing demands on running a golf club, clubs need lots of different people with a wide range of skill sets, while at national level roles are available across amateur championships, professional events and course rating.
At club level, the most common volunteering roles can be summarised as follows, with support available from Scottish Golf throughout the Club Development section of our website:
If you are interested in volunteering at a local level, contact your golf club and ask them what roles are available. Those clubs engaged in our Governance support should have role descriptions to show you, to help you find the role to fit your skillset or area of interest.
Scottish Golf is always keen to hear from people willing to volunteer in various aspects of our activities, with the two main areas being Course Rating and Championships. We offer training in both areas and the opportunity to travel across the country to different courses, with the chance to meet like-minded people and support the game at grass roots level.
If you are interested in finding out more about these roles, please contact the relevant department in the first instance using the contact details below:
Events and Competitions: [email protected]
Course Rating: [email protected]
You can also volunteer at some of the major professional golf events coming to Scotland in 2020. Further information will be available on each of the following championships: