Golf course seeks more volunteers

At the city of Susanville’s City Council meeting May 2, the council approved a Work-for-Golf program at the Diamond Mountain Golf Course.

As more work needs to be done to maintain the Diamond Mountain Golf Course and with their limited budget, the golf course’s new Superintendent, Sean Bitle, requested consideration to implement a Work-for-Golf program.
Work-for-Golf would be essentially a trade of services for time golfing on their course – an arrangement of which city employees would be exempt.

Diamond Golf Course volunteers Ron Jarrell, left, Jeff Atkinson and Maurice Goni remove an old sprinkler head and replace it with a new one on a fairway near Emerson Lake last summer. The golf course seeks volunteers who will trade a few hours of work for golfing opportunities. File photo

The program would require up to 10 people to work a minimum of four hours a minimum of 16 weeks through the months of June to November of this year to obtain benefits similar to a season pass, which would be a $750 value, with no limit to the number of rounds played.

The program would provide an additional workforce for the golf course. It would entail assisting in general grounds keeping activities and equipment maintenance, which are the requirements and the job description of a grounds maintenance worker.

Those accepted for the positions would need a working knowledge of policies and procedures of the golf operation and basic math skills to perform a variety of calculations.

Those chosen will work directly under the supervision of the golf course superintendent, will be covered under the city’s existing workers’ compensation program, will receive a W-2 and be subject to SSI taxes just like any other golf course employee.