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Have you ever wondered how your Standard Scratch Score is allocated?  Here’s your chance to find out.


England Golf’s Course Rating Team in Sussex is looking for a couple of volunteers to act as Course Raters. We are looking for women golfers from across the county to join the team that will assess each course to provide a rating from which their SSS will be allocated.

A rating is an objective process based on the length of a hole, the distance of obstacles such as trees, water and out of bounds from the line of play and other variables such as elevation changes, dog-legs and bunkering. As a Course Rater you will spend most of your time taking measurements and assessing obstacles on the golf course, so the role is most suitable for golfers of some experience. Full training will be given.

The current rating cycle runs over a 10-year period and we expect to rate 5-6 courses between April and October each year. A rating takes 3-5 hours depending upon how many sets of tees are included.

Like many things in amateur golf these positions are unpaid but travelling expenses and subsistence are paid.  If you are interested, or would like to know more, click to contact Carol Smith by email.