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Develop your and your volunteer's skills

Volunteering training

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

From rules qualifications and safeguarding courses to webinars on developing your club, you can find access to them all here.


Available training

England Golf helps to organise training and development workshops for all aspects of golf management. Our volunteering specific 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.

You can find details on all courses that England Golf are currently running by checking out our Eventbrite Page.

Golf Heroes eLearning

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.

Club Matters

Sport England’s Club Matters also offer free training for sports clubs in areas such as:

  • Business Planning
  • CASC
  • Club Structures
  • Marketing

Once you signed up, all the online courses are free to access:

Sport England | Club Matters

The R&A Rules of Golf education

England Golf offers three levels of rules education, using R&A teaching resources.

At each stage, there is the opportunity to sit an exam which is recognised nationally by England Golf and throughout The R&A’s jurisdiction. Find out more on our Rules of Golf section.

Rules of Golf


Training resources

If you or your club are introducing a new role, then check out our Template Role Descriptors below for information on the duties you might want to feature. These roles include:

  • Club Captains
  • Events Co-ordinators
  • Junior Organisers
  • Buddies and more

Additionally. for help with governing your golf club, our Club Governance Guide is a great place to start. Or, at any time, you can contact your local club support officer to help assist you in developing your volunteers.