Volunteering with the NJSGA
Volunteering can be as rewarding for the individual as it is beneficial for the Association. NJSGA volunteer candidates should understand the following expectations:
- Be a member in good standing of a NJSGA Club or Course (public or private).
- Be able to volunteer at least 3 full days (or 6 half days) at NJSGA Championships and qualifiers during the golf season (mid-April thru mid-October).
- Attend a pre-season/early-season training workshop. (Attendance at a Rules Seminar, conducted by the NJSGA or USGA, is also strongly preferred.)
- Have a desire to ‘give back’ to the game of golf.
- Have a general/working knowledge of the Rules of Golf.
- Have means of reliable transportation.
The NJSGA requires that all new Tournament Committee members attend our annual pre-season workshop and a Rules Seminar. In addition, all new Committee members will receive on-site training at their first few tournaments. New members will ‘ride along’ with veteran NJSGA Officials and learn the various tasks that are part of our tournament operations. Most importantly, we encourage your questions at any time.
The NJSGA will provide all Tournament Committee members with a NJSGA golf shirt, hat, name badge, and copy of the Rules of Golf and a Decisions Book. All Committee members will also receive a copy of our Tournament Committee handbook, which reviews the roles and responsibilities of volunteers, assignments, procedures, and a ‘how-to’ guide in making rulings and dealing with on-course situations. Also, Committee members are provided with a light breakfast and lunch on days when they are present to officiate.
Other Committee opportunities exist including Women's Golf, Course Ratings and Communications. Oftentimes, committee members will find that the most rewarding aspect of serving on a committee is the sense of camaraderie among its members. All of the men and women on the various committees share an interest in the game of golf and a great desire to serve the game.