About Us: Volunteers

The MGA is proud to manage one of the largest and most successful volunteer programs in the Northeast. The MGA Volunteer Program has been designed to assist the MGA in providing the highest level of service to golfers and golf clubs all across Massachusetts.

Without the support and dedication of its volunteer base, the MGA would not be able to manage its many programs throughout the season. The MGA currently works with individuals located across the Bay State who provide assistance with the Championship, Course Rating and Junior Golf programs.

Here is a description of a few opportunities that are made.

Championship Volunteers

Based on one's level of previous experience, championship volunteers are designated into one of the following categories: General Volunteer or Rules Official. Championship Volunteers have an opportunity to work a variety of events including MGA Championships and Qualifiers, MGA Member Days and USGA Local and Sectional Qualifiers.

General Volunteers
Serve as hosts, marshals, pace of play monitors, scoring officials, and many other important roles at each event. It is a great opportunity to gain valuable behind-the-scenes experience in all facets of golf administration.

Rules Officials
Provide on-course assistance to players with regards to the Rules of Golf and pace of play. Rules Officials are appointed by the MGA based on their knowledge of the Rules of Golf and their experience in officiating.

If you are interested in becoming a championship volunteer, please contact Kevin Eldridge (P: 774-430-9096; E: keldridge@mgalinks.org).

Course Rating Volunteers

There are course rating teams in different regions of the state and are assigned courses in their geographic area. MGA course raters follow strict USGA guidelines for rating each course.

Typically, teams of two are assigned a specific set of tees to rate in which a multitude of different variables must be determined to accurately calculate a proper course and slope rating.

If you are interested in becoming a course rater, please contact Mark Gagne by email (mgagne@mgalinks.org) or phone (774-430-9108).

Junior Golf Volunteers

Help to grow the game of golf by becoming a volunteer for The First Tee of Massachusetts, which is managed directly by the MGA staff.

There are many volunteer and involvement opportunities with The First Tee of Massachusetts. To get involved, please contact Joe McCabe by email (jmccabe@mgalinks.org) or phone (774-430-9109).

 

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