Official Designations and Functions
Alberta Golf has two official volunteer designations (Volunteer and Director) with particular functions that provide opportunities for interested applicants to assist in a variety of operational and governance roles and areas that best suit their interest and skills.
There are four Standing Committees within Governance that Alberta Golf volunteers can take part in as a Director, or as a Volunteer who serves on one of the Standing Committees below:
- Governance Committee
- Nominating Committee
- Audit and Risk Management Committee
- Human Resources and Compensation Committee
The following are Operational Committees that Volunteers can serve on:
Provides input into the day to day financial affairs of the association, budgetary leadership, monthly monitoring, and compliance reporting. Also, provides input to the regular reporting to the Executive Director on program achievements.
Provides input into the recruitment and development of rules officials and competition strategies while reporting to the Executive Director on program achievements.
Zone Council Chairs and the Volunteer Development Committee
Provide Volunteers leadership orientation, training, development, and resources. Provide interface between the Zone and the AG Nominating Committee. Recommend to the Executive Director change to operational policies that impact on a Zone and Volunteers. Recommend to the Executive Director plans/opportunities for growth and development in Zone programming with the goal of increased participation at the Zone level. Determine and recommend to the Executive Director a succession plan for Zone Council Chairs, including identifying sources for Volunteer recruitment. Act as a member of the Zone Volunteer Development Committee in order to share best practices between the Zones.
Handicap and Course Rating Committee
Recommend Policies and Procedures for the implementation and administration of the Course Rating System and the Golf Canada Network. Involvement with Alberta Golf staff in planning processes related to training (and scheduling) of Volunteers and club representatives, and delivery of training seminars. Provide input to Golf Canada on the selection and ongoing relationship with the Handicap Network provider.
Membership and Communications Committee
Perform Annual review of Membership Policies and recommendation of policy revisions to the Executive Director. Perform Annual review of Marketing Plans and recommendation of Marketing Plan revisions to the Executive Director. Lastly, make recommendations on membership and marketing matters which contribute to revenue growth opportunities.
Sport Development Committee
Provide input to the development of Sport Development Program Strategies. Provide input to regular reporting to the Executive Director on program achievements. Provide recommendations to the Executive Director on non-Playing Captains/Coaches for accompanying teams representing Alberta Golf. Act as a Player Development resource for grassroots to professional transition players.
Player Support Committee
Develop a financial support fund for players seeking financial assistance for playing at national and international tournaments. Provide players a process for accessing financial support for national and international tournaments. Adjudicate on an annual basis the dissemination of financial support for players attending national and international tournaments. Develop tournament exemption criteria while providing players a process for requesting tournament exemptions. Then adjudicate on an annual basis the awarding of tournament exemptions. Adjudicate all player discipline cases.
Hall of Fame Committee
Recommend Hall of Fame selection criteria to the Executive Director. Perform annual review of active nominations to the Hall of Fame, and recommendations to the Hall of Fame Electorate. Have a large involvement in the planning process for the annual Induction Ceremonies. Involvement in the ongoing recognition processes of Hall of Fame members.
Special Projects Committees
Provide input into the development and implementation of the project. Provide input to the regular reporting to the Executive Director on program achievements.
Alberta Golf is comprised of 5 geographic Zones (North, Edmonton, Central, Calgary and South) across the province that organize and implement programs and services within the Zone for member clubs and individual members of Alberta Golf. Knowledge, understanding and participation in Zone programs and services is often a great stepping stone for Volunteers interested in getting involved to a greater degree as an Operational or Standing Committee member, or as a Director.