Part of our aim at Maine Golf is to represent, promote and serve the best interest of amateur golf in Maine. We cannot accomplish this mission without the help of volunteers, who are so important to our success. Volunteer opportunities abound, whether on site at any of our championships, behind the scenes on a Course Rating, or as one of our dedicated members of the various committees that report to the Board of Directors.
For volunteers who will be helping on site for one of our championship events, the following items are a good idea to have throughout the day: sunscreen, hat, umbrella, rain gear, folding chair, water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, and light snacks. Maine Golf 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.
We are always looking for interested volunteers who would like to give back to the game by helping with the following roles:
- General Tournament Assistant
- Rules Official
- Course Rater
- Forecaddie / Spotter
- Online Scoring Assistant
- Committee Members
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Maine Golf, click here: Volunteer Application
Dave Child Volunteer of the Year Award
Every year an award will be given to the volunteer who has made extraordinary contributions to the game of golf. The Maine Golf Volunteer Program is designed to help Maine Golf 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, Maine Golf 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, a Maine Golf volunteer for many years who passed away in January 2014. Through the years, Dave served as a volunteer for nearly every department of the Maine Golf including the Board of Directors, rules, championships, course rating, scoring and junior golf.