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CGA Board of Directors Portal (Private): This link directs members of the CGA Board to the meeting portal page. Requires a password to access.

2022 Volunteer Expectations Form: All volunteers must sign this form prior to any volunteer assignment.

2022 Volunteer Waiver: All volunteers must sign this waiver prior to any volunteer assignment.

2022 Volunteer Apparel Order Form: All volunteers must complete this form to receive their free apparel items or to purchase additional items.

Course Rating Information (Private): This link directs members of the Course Rating committee to additional information. Requires a password to access.

RULES REFEREES

Training & Certification

CGA Rules Referee Training and Certfication Document: This document provides an overview of the Rules Referee Training and Certification program and outlines the rules referee levels and certifiction requirements.

CGA On-Course Referee Manual: This guide states refereeing expectations and procedures that should be known and followed by all Rules Referees.

CGA Rules of Golf Webinar: View the two-hour recording which covers a variety of common rules situations and their practical applications on the golf course.

CGA On-Course Refereeing Webinars (Intermediate/Advanced): These webinars cover topics, procedures and rules situations specific to on-course refereeing.

Webinar #1: Thursday, April 20th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. ZOOM LINK. *Will be recorded.

Webinar #2: Thursday, April 27th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. ZOOM LINK. *Will be recorded.

CGA Rules Referee Exam: This virtual exam contains 40 questions. Open book.

2023 CGA Rules Referee Training Day: This training day is the best oppotunity to meet CGA staff, other rules volunteers and learn more about what on-course refereeing entails. 2023 Event – Saturday, April 15th at The Ranch CC.

Event Sign-Up

2023 Event Sign-Up: Utilize VolunteerHub to sign up as a rules referee for a CGA event.

VolunteerHub How To Guide: If you are having trouble, please see these instructions.

Event Selection Document: This guide will help referees choose event assignments that correspond with their level of experience.

Apparel

2023 Apparel Order Form: Referees must complete this form to receive items for the season.

Rules of Golf Educational Resources

CGA Rules Video Series

CGA Spirit of the Game: Rules Podcast

CGA Rules Resources Page

USGA Rules Education Page

General Area Rules Page

Roving Official Rules Page


APPRENTICE PROGRAM

You are interested in becoming a CGA Rules Referee. Contact Brent Vasa at bvasa@coloradogolf.org or 303-974-2111 to learn more.

Step One: Become familiar with our Rules Referee Training and Certification program.

CGA Rules Referee Training and Certfication Document: This document provides an overview of the Rules Referee Training and Certification program and outlines the rules referee levels and certifiction requirements.

Step Two: Attend a CGA Rules of Golf Seminar/Webinar:

CGA Rules of Golf Webinar: View the two-hour recording which covers a variety of common rules situations and their practical applications on the golf course.

Step Three: Watch the CGA Apprentice On-Course Refereeing webinar series below. These webinars cover topics, procedures and rules situations specific to on-course refereeing.


Step Four: Read through the CGA On-Course Referee Manual.

CGA On-Course Referee Manual: This guide states refereeing expectations and procedures that should be known and followed by all Rules Referees.

Step Four: Complete the CGA Apprentice Exam.

CGA Apprentice Exam: This virtual exam contains 20 questions on basic rules knowledge. Open book.

Step Five: Compete at least two “ride along” days at a CGA event. Shadow a Rules Captain in the field. Contact Brent Vasa to schedule a ride along.

CGA Apprentice On-Course Checklist: List of topics, procedures and rules situations common to on-course refereeing. that must be discussed and demonstrated during ride along.

Step Six: Complete the CGA Rules Referee Exam before first non-ride along tournament day.

CGA Rules Referee Exam: This virtual exam contains 40 questions. Open book.

Step Seven: Complete a background check. Order apparel. Sign-up for events.


FORMS

2022 Volunteer Expectations Form: All volunteers must sign this form prior to signing up for a volunteer assignment.

2022 Volunteer Waiver: All volunteers must sign this waiver prior to any volunteer assignment.

2022 Volunteer Apparel Order Form: All volunteers must complete this form to receive their free apparel items or to purchase additional items.


EVENT SIGN-UP

2022 Event Sign-Up: Utilize the Sign-Up Genius portal to sign up for a CGA Member or Community Program volunteer assignment.

Sign-Up Genius How To – Get Started Guide: If you have trouble using the Sign-Up Genius software, please follow these mobile or desktop instructions.


VOLUNTEERING WITH THE CGA

Our volunteers play a significant role in allowing the association to provide the activities that are organized and conducted, and many of the volunteers serve out of a desire to give something back to the game of golf. Fill out the volunteer interest form here and a member of our staff will reach out to you.

Volunteers of the Year

JAMES V. TOPLIFF AWARD

This award is given annually to the CGA Rules Volunteer who most demonstrates dedication, passion, and service to the game of golf through officiating. The James V. “Jim” Topliff Award is the highest honor the Colorado Golf Association bestows on our Rules Volunteers and is named after the CGA’s long-time Tournament Director.

2023 Award Winner Leo Barabe
2023 Award Winner Karla Harding
  • 2023 – Leo Barabe and Karla Harding
  • 2022 – Rick Rosemeyer
  • 2021 – David Herrick
  • 2020 – Peter & Susan Gilbert
  • 2019 – Peggy Coleman
  • 2018 – Monty Montgomery
  • 2017 – Tom Kennedy
  • 2016 – Mike Bureman
  • 2015 – Tim Hersee
  • 2014 – Cope & Judy Bradford
  • 2013 – Tim Daniel
  • 2012 – Brad Wiesley
  • 2011 – Greg With
  • 2010 – Mike Bureman
  • 2009 – David Wining
  • 2008 – Mike Rice
  • 2007 – Frank Beckman
  • 2006 – John Sova
  • 2005 – Mike Bureman
  • 2004 – Jim Herde
  • 2003 – Mike McDonnell
  • 2002 – Ken Smith
  • 2001 – Dick Payne
  • 2000 – Jon Burnett
  • 1999 – Dick Payne
  • 1998 – Larry Wall
  • 1997 – Ken McGechie
  • 1996 – Milton Lake
  • 1995 – Robert Kelley

WOMEN’S VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Each year the CGA identifies one of its outstanding volunteers as the Women’s Volunteer of the Year. The award goes to someone who distinguished herself amongst the many women who graciously donate their time and talents to the association.

2020 Award Winner, Laurie Steenrod, works during a course rating trip.
  • 2020 – Laurie Steenrod
  • 2019 – Sandy Schnitzer
  • 2018 – Dana Murray
  • 2017 – Juliet Miner
  • 2016 – Vivian Heggie
  • 2015 – Nancy Wilson & Phyllis Jensen
  • 2014 – Karla Harding
  • 2013 – Jan Fincher
  • 2012 – Juna Orr
  • 2011 – Twyla Walter
  • 2010 – Sally Lou Schultz
  • 2009 – Barb Schutz
  • 2008 – Joan Scholes
  • 2007 – Ouida Neil
  • 2006 – Virginia Love
  • 2005 – Lynn Zmistowski
  • 2004 – Evelyn Smith
  • 2003 – Mary Lee Browne
  • 2002 – Ruby Maruyama

Master Rules Officials

The designation of Master Rules Official is an honorary title given to a Chief Rules Official who has retired or passed away, and who demonstrated an exceptional knowledge of the Rules of Golf and exemplary dedication to the Colorado Golf Association as a volunteer.

Jon Burnett
Rich Langston
Dick Payne
Larry Wall
Joe Salvo
Mike Boster
Gene Miranda
Ken McGechie