Focus on Volunteering – Wayne Bucknel

Wayne Bucknel is nearing 20 years with Golf Saskatchewan.

Moose Jaw

Home Club
Hillcrest Golf Club

Handicap Factor/Index

Rounds per Year
Approximately 150


Years with Golf Saskatchewan

Areas of Service
Course rating, starter at senior men’s and women’s amateur championships

Favourite Player
“I don’t have one but would love to have the playing ability of the worst player on the PGA Tour. Although I don’t have a favorite, I tend to be the one who cheers for the underdog on the leaderboard.”

Favourite Golf Quote
“Pick it up, that’s a gimmie.”

How did you get involved with Golf Saskatchewan?
“I picked up the game at the age of 40 but was still working. I was invited by a course rater who started the year before. I began course rating the spring after I had retired and have been doing it ever since.”

What do you like about volunteering?
“The opportunity to help out with a game I enjoy, the friendships and the friendly bantering.”

What would you say to others about volunteering, not only for Golf Saskatchewan but any organization?
“Every organization relies on people to keep operating. My dad volunteered for various clubs as I grew up and set the tone for me. I continue to work for four different organizations. It helps to fill my ‘retired’ time and keep me mentally active. We all have an opportunity to leave a mark on this world. When my time is done, I would like to be remembered for the things I have done for others and not what I do to others or what I have done for myself.”