The SCGA relies on numerous volunteers to help administer various programs and activities, and assist with championships, course ratings and handicapping. Learn more about volunteer opportunities below, and contact the department directly for additional information.

Handicap Chairs

Handicap Chair are responsible for administering the USGA Handicap System at their respective club. The position requires a substantial amount of time and all Chair must complete the SCGA Handicap Certification Class to be SCGA Certified. Contact [email protected] for more information.

SCGA Junior

SCGA Junior, the charitable arm of the SCGA, is looking for volunteers to assist with administrative tasks such as mailings, organization, filing, and data entry and tracking. Volunteer hours and times are flexible and we will work with your schedule. There is not a minimum time commitment.

As you may know, SCGA Junior works diligently to use the community’s donations directly toward program initiatives such as the Golf Pass, Grant Giving, Scholarships, educational golf materials, and Club Outings. Currently the organization allocates 85% of all donations to programming and with your help we can continue to keep administrative costs down.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested and available to help us out, please click here or contact us at [email protected].

Rules Officials

Championships & Golf Operations volunteers provide assistance administering SCGA tournaments, assisting with pace of play, Rules interpretations, scoring and starting. Volunteers must have a strong interest in the Rules of Golf and tournament officiating.


Looking for qualified rules officials to work your golf tournament? The SCGA can assist you! Our mission is to lead, serve and advance amateur golf in Southern California. If you need assistance with the administration of your event, we are happy to relay that message to our volunteer force.

CLICK HERE to fill out your request for rules officials.

Course Raters

The Course Rating team aids the SCGA with measuring and rating more than 400 SCGA member courses using the USGA Course Rating System. The majority of their time is spent measuring distances to various obstacles from specific landing areas based on shot parameters to create a course and slope rating for each set of tees. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Club Delegates

Club Delegates serve as a liaison between the SCGA and its member clubs. Delegates are regularly updated on all SCGA activities to ensure member clubs receive the full benefits of their membership. The Delegate is asked to keep club members and officers up-to-date on any important information and serves an important role providing a line of communication between the SCGA and its members. For more information on how your golf club can participate in the SCGA Club Delegate program, please contact [email protected]

Board of Directors

The SCGA is governed by a volunteer-based board of directors. The directors represent all facets of the association’s membership including private, public and affiliate clubs which hail from the various regions the association services. The board works with the staff at the SCGA to guide the association in promoting and protecting the spirit of the game by offering a wide array of member services.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities in Southern California

San Diego Junior Golf Association



For over 50 years the SDJGA has relied heavily on dedicated volunteers who are committed to providing a safe and fun environment for our junior golfers. The SDJGA is always looking for individuals who are interested in assisting staff with tournament operations, rules, fundraising and event planning. We believe you will find your volunteer experience with the SDJGA to be a rewarding one. If you would like to learn more about our various volunteer opportunities, please contact Megan Mahoney at (619) 280-8505 ext. 102 or [email protected].

American Junior Golf Association


The AJGA needs many volunteers to ensure that their Southern California events run smoothly. If you would like to volunteer at a tournament in your area, please take a look at their tournament schedule and call the AJGA at 877-373-2542, or e-mail Jason Ross, Vice President of Tournament Development, at [email protected].