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OVGA Level 4 Rules Officials - Dedicated To The Game of Golf
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August 18, 2018
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"I think the general perception of referees in golf is that they are there to speed up play or their sole purpose is to penalize players. This perceived persona is truly the exact opposite of what I’ve observed over the last 10 years. I’ve spent a lot of time in seminars and on the course dealing with referees from across the country and around the world. A lot of referees are past players or are heavily involved at the club level. They are genuinely dedicated to giving back to the game, protecting the field at events and assist players. They are volunteers, at least at provincial and Golf Canada competitions, and do a lot for the game at all levels. This can be validated by the fact that a lot of them give their time back to assist with club championships, regional events, provincial and Golf Canada competitions. Very few have the motivation to strictly work for their respective provincial association or only provide commitment to the national level." - Adam Helmer, Director of Rules, Competition & Amateur Status, Golf Canada

Mr. Helmer continued when asked about the importance of rules officials to the game of golf at the National level…

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