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Rules Seminar

February 16th, 2010

The IGA-PGA is always looking for volunteers to help at our events. Anyone interested should attend the 2010 IGA-PGA Rules Seminar for Volunteers on Saturday, March 13, 2010. If you are unable to attend but still interested in volunteering, contact Matt Schmidt, Tournament Director, at the Indiana Golf Office at (800) 779-7271 or via email. View More Information & Registration for the seminar.


If you don't have a strong background in Rules Officiating this position may be best for you. As a Scorer you will assist the IGA-PGA tournament staff by collecting and checking scorecards after the completion of each players round.

Sometimes you may be asked to drive a leaderboard cart keeping and recording up to date scoring information for that group. Scorers will inform the tournament staff on scoring information as needed.


One way to gain experience as a Rules Official is to help out as a Spotter. You will be positioned on a hole spotting golf balls for participants. This volunteer will have access to a radio and can listen in on all rules situations that happen in the tournament. When rules situations occur on your hole you will call a rules official and witness first hand how to handle that situation.


The Host Club is in charge of securing volunteers to be starters at all IGA-PGA tournaments. If you are interested in being a starter please contact the host club and speak to one of the golf professionals.

Duties include:
  • Covering Rules for the day with each group
  • Notifying tournament staff of missing players
  • Handing out scorecards, rules and favors
  • Give players their teeing order based on the pairing sheet
  • Ensure that players are teeing off at their exact starting time