Focus on Volunteerism – Dave Moore

Dave Moore has been a course rater for six years.

Saskatoon, originally from Speers, Sask.

Home club:
Non-member but play Purdue Oasis Golf Course

Handicap factor:

Rounds per year:
About 20

“Grossly right-handed.”

Years with Golf Saskatchewan:

Area of service:
Course rating

How did you get involved with Golf Saskatchewan?
Perdue wasn’t with the Golf Association so to apply handicaps was a lot of work to apply handicaps and utilize them. The leader of our group, Bob Naconechny was also a course rater and he got me into it. I did it more to understand how the Handicap Factor works and how you apply your handicap when you play a round and understand you are a bogey golfer.”

What do you like about volunteering?
I enjoy the camaraderie and I get to do a little travelling around and the seeing of the various courses. Last year we did Loon Lake and Lashburn. It was an enjoyable trip. We got to see some new courses and new areas. I’ve got to see and play what I think is one of the gems in Saskatchewan being Northern Meadows.”

What would you say about volunteering, not only for Golf Saskatchewan but any organization?
Let’s face it, regardless of the sports, yes you need fans but you also need volunteers for any sport to run. Even semi-pro teams need volunteers. With times the way they are it’s tough to make it economically if you don’t have a lot of volunteers. It makes the sports grow and succeed. You get the mingling, the odd pint or whatever, the lies and stories you get to tell. Some of the stories I could tell from my career in fastball umpiring would either make you laugh or cry.”

*Dave has volunteered in curling and fastball for decades and traveled the world helping grow those sports as well as his time with Golf Saskatchewan. He grew up curling with two-time Brier champion and World Curling Champion Ed “Cool Hand Luke” Lukowich.