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Identifying skill gaps and finding training opportunities

Training for volunteers

Volunteers offer a whole host of skills. Some have what it takes to help your new members become confident on the course. Others have the expertise to put a business plan into action.

At England Golf we’ve designed a range of training to help volunteers develop and make the most of their role.

Where to start

Talk to volunteers about their responsibilities. Sometimes you’ll be able to help by putting them in contact with someone else at your club. Or you might be able to direct them to information online.

We recommend giving all new volunteers an induction to introduce them to your club. Find tips on how to run this session on our volunteer support page.

To help you address skill gaps we have a Training Needs Analysis form which you can work through with your volunteers.


Once you’ve helped your volunteers find where they need to develop their skills, it’s time to find the training that suits them.

You can find a variety of events and workshops from England Golf here.

Workshops include:

  • Golf Heroes Workshop: Become a champion of your golf facility and help new golfers have a great experience.
  • Buddy Workshop: Discover how to support the journey of new golfers and members, helping them to feel comfortable and enjoy their time at the club.
  • Young Leader Session: Help other young people to love golf as much as you do and get an introduction to supporting activity.

We now also have an eLearning Version of the Golf Heroes Workshop which is ideal for any volunteers involved in supporting and recruiting new golfers and members. The interactive session takes about 40 minutes to complete and it is free of charge.

Access online training

To access the courses, all you need to do is complete the self-registration form by clicking the link above, use the code volunteers and the information will be sent directly to your inbox.

Further information on these is available to download by scrolling down this page.