Volunteer with the OGA | Oregon Golf Association

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 commitments? 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.

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. Below are typical duties of a TAG Volunteer: 

  • Starter
  • Pace of Play Checkpoint Official
  • Scoring Official
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Forecaddie

Rules Official: Rules Officials assist players with the proper execution of the Rules of Golf during a competition. To become a Rules Official with the OGA, you must meet the following criteria.

  • Minimum score of 70 on the USGA 80 question Rules Exam or a minimum score of 75 on the USGA 100 question Rules Exam.
  • Recertification of exam is required every 4 years to maintain Rules Official status.
  • Attend a USGA/PGA Rules Workshop or the OGA’s 6-week Rules Course. 
  • Be certified by Director of Tournament Operations, Director of Oregon Junior Golf or OGA Senior Rules Official.
  • Maintain a minimum of 8 event days worked in a season. Event days are not limited to OGA events.

Course Rating: Small and focused group of volunteers. Detail oriented, knowledge of all levels of golf and how players think. Contact Gretchen Yoder if you are interested gretchen@oga.org.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Meals
  • Apparel

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

Questions? Click here to contact our Volunteer Department Via Email