Mass Golf | Become a Golf Volunteer in Massachusetts

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Mass Golf is proud to manage one of the largest and most successful volunteer programs in the Northeast. The Mass Golf Volunteer Program has been designed to provide the highest level of service to golfers and golf clubs all across Massachusetts.

Without the support and dedication of its volunteer base, Mass Golf would not be able to manage its many programs and services throughout the season. We currently work with individuals located across the Bay State who provide assistance with our Championship events (Mass Golf, NEGA and USGA®), Tournaments, Course Rating and Junior Golf programs.

Here is a description of the opportunities that are available.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Camaraderie with fellow volunteers, staff, and players
  • Mass Golf Apparel
  • Get to see many of the great Golf Courses in the state of Massachusetts
  • Get to watch some of the best golfers in Massachusetts
  • Free Lunch!


If you are interested in shadowing a Mass Golf Volunteer or Staff Member in your area, please contact Steve Yatrousis (


Championship & Tournament Volunteers

Based on one’s level of previous experience, Championship and Tournament Volunteers are designated into one of the following categories: General Volunteer or Rules Official. 


General Volunteers (needed for all Mass Golf events)
Serve as hosts, marshals, pace of play monitors, live scoring officials, and many other important roles at each event. It is a great opportunity to gain valuable behind-the-scenes experience in all facets of golf administration.

Rules Officials (needed for all Mass Golf events)
Provide on-course assistance to players with regards to the Rules of Golf and pace of play. Rules Officials are appointed by Mass Golf based on their knowledge of the Rules of Golf and their experience in officiating.

2022 Requirements for Current Rules Officials. Must fulfill at least ONE of the following:

  • Have attended a USGA/PGA Rules workshop since 2019.
  • Taken the official PGA/USGA Rules Exam since 2019.
  • Attend a minimum of three Mass Golf Virtual Rules Seminars.


2022 Requirements to become a Mass Golf Rules Official:

Attend a USGA/PGA Rules Workshop OR Take the official USGA/PGA Rules Exam AND Attend 2-3 events as a Rules Official Trainee.

If you are interested in becoming a Mass Golf volunteer, please contact the following staff member:

Steven Yatrousis, Championship Coordinator  –


There are course rating teams in different regions of the state and are assigned courses in their geographic area. Mass Golf course raters follow strict USGA guidelines for rating each course.

Typically, teams of two are assigned a specific set of tees to rate in which a multitude of different variables must be determined to accurately calculate a proper course and slope rating.

If you are interested in becoming a course rater, please contact Mark Gagne –


Help to grow the game of golf by becoming a volunteer for The First Tee of Massachusetts, which is managed directly by the Mass Golf staff.

There are many volunteer and involvement opportunities with The First Tee of Massachusetts. To get involved, please contact Kyle Harris –