Our many volunteers make LCJGT a good experience for our players and families. As an LCJGT member, we ask each family to volunteer some time at one event during the season to help with a tournament day task. By volunteering, you make us better for everyone who participates. Thank you for helping.
To sign up to volunteer, please email, call, or text our Volunteer Coordinator, Peanut Erb. When she makes the schedule of volunteers for each tournament, she will notify you if she needs you. If Peanut doesn't contact you, she has her volunteer slots filled and does not need you for that day.
Peanut Erb - firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 717-314-2763
A brief description of each volunteer role is below. We don't require you to commit to help for the full day. we will be happy to slot you in a role for a few hours if that is all you can do. All volunteers are provided food and drink from the snack shop at the course. For volunteers who are going out on the course, we will normally give you a golf cart and radio to communicate with the registration desk and rules officials.
Registration Volunteer: You are the first person our players and parents meet when coming to events. We need cheerful volunteers to help players and other volunteers check in for the event. We provide you with rosters to use for checking players in. You will also give any specific instructions for the event to players and give them their ticket for their hot dog and drink. You will get to meet all the kids and many parents in this role and you get to help with their questions. This is one of the most fun roles we have for volunteers who love to interact with people.
Spotter: This is the most relaxing volunteer job we have. A spotter is responsible for watching the players' golf balls when they hit and helping them locate where the ball lands if needed. Spotters don't touch or move golf balls but mark them so the player can easily find them. A spotter may not offer advice or make any rulings. Spotters will have a radio to contact a rules official if needed and may answer questions that the rules official may have. Spotters will normally be given a golf cart and often can park in the shade to do their job. Some spotters find it helpful to bring binoculars or spotting scopes to help follow the ball in flight.
Scoring: Volunteers for scoring aren't needed until players are finishing their rounds. The scoring volunteers often work in pairs and meet with the groups of golfers when they finish their round. When the golfers are seated with their scorecards we ask if there were any issues, rules questions or other concerns to discuss prior to reviewing the scores. Players, in turn, read their scores aloud and the others verify that the score matches the scores they have written on their scorecards. Any differences are discussed and resolved. After all players have reviewed their scores, all the cards should match. Then the volunteers collect the cards, add up the scores and verify the total with the players for accuracy. When the scores are added and agreed, the players all sign each of the scorecards.
Futures Division Scoring: This is an on-course role. We ask a parent or volunteer to walk with each group of Futures Division (9 hole) players. This is usually one of the parents of a player in the group. The volunteer counts and records all the strokes for each player in the group. After each player has holed out, the volunteer asks each of them to confirm their score. If there is a difference in strokes, the players and the volunteer go back over the hole, counting the strokes until they agree. The players write down each players score on their scorecard once agreed. The players' scorecards are the official scores, not the volunteers' card. The volunteer is helping verify scores only. They are not making rulings, giving advice, or walking on the course with the players. They should behave like a spectator, except for double checking the scoring. If there are any issues or difference that can't be resolved they should call a rules official.
Water Distribution: We play in the heat of the summer. Over the past few years most courses have taken the free water off the course. As a result, at many courses, we provide water on the course. We frequently do that by placing coolers with ice and water bottles at strategic places on the course. We need a person or two at the events to keep the coolers filled with water bottles and ice. We provide a cart, the water and ice. The volunteer drives the cart and fills the coolers. We don't deliver to individual players as they walk around the course. We encourage players to bring insulated bottles that they can refill and carry with them.