Club volunteers up and down the country are our unsung heroes every year. They are an army of regional and national volunteers who assist us at numerous events – and we simply could not run the sport without their endeavours.
Volunteers do it for their love of the sport, for the enjoyment they get from golf; for the satisfaction of helping out. Many are club stalwarts, who assist time and time again, often during unsocialable hours and without wanting recognition for their efforts.
However, we want to ensure our volunteers do feel rewarded, whether that be coaching youngsters, working on your club committee or supporting Scottish Golf at a national level. We support volunteering at all levels to help clubs continue to attract helpers and as our way of saying thanks to the people we are indebted to.
Club and Volunteer of the Year Awards
The annual Club of the Year and Volunteer of the Year accolades are hotly-contested awards every year, featuring the clubs and individuals from across Scotland who have demonstrated excellence in promoting golf for young people over 12 months. Winners in each category are presented at the glittering annual Scottish Golf Awards, alongside some of the sport’s biggest names, like Sam Torrance, Sandy Lyle and Stephen Gallacher.
Volunteers Pro-Am at the Scottish Hydro Challenge
Those involved in volunteering with the ClubGolf national programme are rewarded with the opportunity to take part in the annual ClubGolf Volunteers Pro-Am at Spey Valley, staged on the Monday of the Scottish Hydro Challenge each June. Volunteers are given the chance to play alongside a leading Challenge Tour player, with fantastic prizes up for grabs and the experience of rubbing shoulders with the rising stars of the European game. The Pro-Am is generously supported by EventScotland and Macdonald Hotels.
Volunteers Golf Day
Our devoted army of championship officials, course raters and other volunteers across our wide spectrum of events are also rewarded with a Golf Day at the end of the season, while volunteers can also access tickets and invites to various European Tour events taking place in Scotland during the summer. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for the long hours put in!
For more information on volunteering at national, regional or local level, please get in touch with Scottish Golf on 01334 466477.