Volunteer Opportunities



The mission of the Maine State Golf Association, Inc. is to represent, promote and serve the best interest of amateur golf in Maine. To this effect, the MSGA cannot accomplish its mission without the help of volunteers, who are so important to our success. Volunteer opportunities abound, whether at Junior events or major championships.



Dave Child Volunteer of the Year Award

Every year an award will be given to the volunteer who has made extraordinary contributions to the Maine State Golf Association and the game of golf. The MSGA Volunteer Program is designed to help the MSGA in providing the highest level of service to golfers and golf clubs all across the state. Without the support and dedication of its volunteer base, the MSGA would not be able to manage its many programs throughout the season. These enthusiasts donate their time and experience to the association for the love of golf and the promotion and preservation of the true spirit of the game.

The volunteer-of-the-year award is named after Dave Child, pictured right, an MSGA volunteer for many years who passed away in January 2014. Through the years, Dave served as a volunteer for nearly every department of the MSGA including the Board of Directors, rules, championships, course rating, scoring and junior golf.

In an effort to make volunteering with the MSGA a pleasurable, meaningful experience, we have formulated a duties list for various volunteer positions. Click on the links below to view the appropriate list. Please note that USGA or MSGA special training is required for Rules officials and  Course Raters. In addition to the specific items in the duties lists shown, volunteer should be aware that they may want to bring the following items with them to a tournament:

Sunscreen, umbrella, rain gear, folding chair, water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, light snacks. Volunteers are also asked not to bring cell phones onto the golf course. Volunteers in our championship events are also asked to wear khaki shorts or pants with a white shirt. Hats are also a good idea, as they can be used to help spot the golf ball. The MSGA will provide lunch to all volunteers working shifts of four hours or more, and we will try and make sure that you have adequate refreshments as well, but bringing your own water bottle is a good idea. Rules officials will be provided with special blue shirts that will designate you as a tournament official.

If you'd like to become a volunteer, click here: Volunteer Application

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