b'IDAHO GOLF NEWSVolunteers make the IGAs world go round T he week of April 17th was an important one across the country. Many organizations used this time to recognize their most valuable assetstheir volunteers! With National Volunteer Week not too far behind us, I wanted to take one more opportunity to tellCaleb Coxyou about those special peopleIGAwho volunteer for us at the IdahoExecutive DirectorGolf Association, because they are essential to what we do. At the IGA, we have some of the best volunteers around. Represented by people from different age groups and demographics, our volunteers give ussure that your Handicap Index is correct by making sure unparalleled support with all IGA activities. They alsothose mysterious numbers on the scorecard are dialed enable us, as an organization, to increase our reach andin and correct. perform our core functions at the highest level.To become an IGA Course Rating volunteer, each team Have you ever seen an IGA volunteer at work?member initially goes through an extensive training Whether you have or havent, here are a few places youprocess by attending a full-day training seminar at the will find them performing their vital duties. beginning of each season and then attending as many Volunteers are key role players at all IGAcourse ratings in the state as their schedule allows, to Championships, USGA Qualifiers and Idaho Junior Tourshadow trainers in learning the rating process.events. These dedicated individuals help assist our staffOnce a certified IGA Course Rater, the average with a number of roles, which vary in both expertisevolunteer commits between 10 and 20 full days a year to level and time commitment.rating golf courses, as well as further You will find them staffinglearning and honing their craft. registration tables for competitors,There are many other vital spotting golf balls on the course,functions in golf that volunteers do playing the vital role of Rulesacross the state outside of our IGA Official, and much more. WhetherChampionships and course ratings. as a brand-new volunteer or aTo name a few, your local Mens and highly-skilled and well-trainedWomens Club officers, tournament veteran, each volunteer plays a keycommittees, and junior event role in ensuring our events run well. volunteers impact the game we play. More behind the scenes thanPlease join us in saying Thank maybe any other function thatYou to the many people who the IGA performs is the Coursevolunteer in golf across the state Rating Team. This highly-talented,of Idaho. Our game is made great dedicated team of 25 people makesbecause of you!2GOLF IDAHO|JUNE 2022'