AGF Ambassador Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different responsibilities of an AGF Ambassador?
- Serve as a 1st Tee Greeter, welcoming guests, advising course rules and conditions, and educating them on any aspect about the game of golf.
- Serve as a Rover, promoting an enjoyable round of golf that encourages good pace of play.
- Serve as a Spotter and assist golfers on difficult/”blind” holes.
- Support any charitable activity, including fundraising, on the host golf course.
What are the requirements of being an Ambassador?
- Serve as an advocate for the game of golf with a friendly, courteous, positive attitude toward guests.
- Contribute at least 8 volunteer hours per week as 1st Tee Greeter, Rover, Spotter, or performing any charitable support or fundraising activity at the host course.
- Volunteer at least 8 charity hours per month, on or off the course, directly benefiting any charity organization.
- Be a team player and adhere to standards of conduct and appearance as set forth by the host golf course.
- Sign the AGF Volunteer Agreement Form and other required documents, indicating your understanding and agreement to all AGF program guidelines.
- Participate in regular meetings and training programs as set forth by the host course.
- Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid driver’s license in order to operate a golf cart.
How is the 8-volunteer-hour-per-week requirement met?
Every course is different in terms of their individualized needs and the activities that Ambassadors may be asked to assist with. Ambassadors may be asked to contribute 8 hours once a week, or a 4-hour shift twice a week, or a variation thereof. Any duties performed at the host course which supports AGF’s mission count towards the weekly 8-volunteer-hour requirement. Hours may be adjusted to account for seasonality.
How is the 8-charity-hour-per-month requirement met?
Any time spent in assisting a charitable organization counts towards this charity-hour requirement. At the host golf course, this includes running a par-3 charity fundraising hole; helping a charity organization with any aspect of their charity tournament; or assisting a junior league or “special-needs” golfers with the sport. Because charity is such an important part of AGF’s mission, we encourage Ambassadors to donate their time to charity off the course as well. Time contributed in helping a church, youth group, or any other charitable organization, counts towards the Ambassador’s 8-charity-hours-per-month requirement.
Is there a required “uniform” for Ambassadors?
An AGF name badge and safety helmet are required, and will be provided by the host course. Ambassadors are also required to wear a clean golf shirt. Some AGF logo’d apparel, such as golf shirts, hats, and jackets are available for optional purchase. Contact the AGF office for more information.
Are there privileges I may enjoy as an AGF Ambassador?
In order for Ambassadors to be an effective and knowledgeable role model for golfers, AGF’s host courses encourage Ambassadors to become as familiar as possible with the game of golf, its rules, and golf course etiquette by offering green fee, cart fee and driving range privileges, among other perks. Basic guidelines on privileges are set by AGF, however further exceptions and limitations may be determined at the discretion of the host course general manager. Inquire with your specific host course management for details.
What is the process for becoming an AGF Ambassador?
Inquire with the American Golf-operated golf course near you to see if they have an AGF Ambassador program and if they are seeking new Ambassadors. The application, interview, pre-screening and acceptance procedures are all handled at the course level. View the list of AGF Ambassador host courses.
What kind of pre-screening procedures are required before being accepted into the Ambassador program?
A background check is required of all new candidates for the program. This paperwork is filed by the host course general manager through an approved, pre-determined third party vendor.