Become an OGA Volunteer:   Becoming a volunteer is simple. Just fill out the Volunteer Application Form. Someone from our team will contact you shortly thereafter. You will be invited to attend a training seminar, championship or course rating event to observe our volunteers so that you can decide what role or group is best for you.

What are the time committments?  The amount of time you spend volunteering with the OGA is entirely up to you. Volunteers sign-up to work at least a six hour shift, if not all day, at our championships and Oregon Junior Golf events. Course rating is a little different. The time you spend on the golf course rating may be anywhere from four to eight hours.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Meals
  • Hotel accomodations for away tournaments
  • Training Day:  Includes job training, lunch and golf

Volunteer Benefits (8+ shifts)

  • Exceptional Service Card: Includes golfing benefits at select courses
  • Volunteer Appreciation Day:  Includes golf (Premier Course), dinner and Volunteer of the Year awards

Tournament Assistance Group (TAG) Team
This is our largest group of volunteers. Assisting in hosting anything from a casual play day for Junior Golf to running a US Open Sectional Qualifier. These volunteers do it all. Below are typical duties of a TAG Volunteer: 

  • Starter
  • Rules Official
  • Live Scoring Official
  • Pace of Play Checkpoint Official
  • Leaderboard Attendant
  • Forecaddie

Course Raters:  Trained and certified course rating teams assist the OGA in measuring, compiling and analyzing the physical attributes of Oregon and SW Washington golf courses. Course Rating team volunteers get to play golf each time they work - doing rating work and then playing the course just rated as a 'check and balance' to the process. Here are some considerations when rating courses that come the team takes into account: 

  • Roll
  • Doglegs & Forced Lay-ups
  • Elevation Changes
  • Altitude
  • Topography
  • Fairway Width
  • Green Target Size
  • Rough
  • Bunkers
  • Out of Bounds
  • Water and Other Hazards
  • Trees
  • Green Surface
  • Psychological Factors

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