Greens Inspector Training & Assessment


To minimise any criticism directed at Greens Inspectors while carrying out their duties, those seeking Greens Inspector accreditation need to be suitably educated and trained.

The process to attain Greens Inspector accreditation is as follows:

  • Complete the online Greens Inspector Course Registration
  • Attend our workshop which includes completing an on-green inspection and physical assessment, with an accredited Greens Inspector. This will include completing a pro-forma report.
  • Read the Information Kit and familiarise yourself with the relevant Laws and Rules applicable to the setting out of a bowling green.
  • Complete a written test at the conclusion of the workshop (found in the Information Kit).

UPCOMING GREENS INSPECTOR COURSES

Looking to learn a new skill and be more involved in our sport this year? Why not consider attending one of the below Greens Inspector workshops? It’s free to participate and runs for approximately 3 – 4 hours with sessions commencing at 10:30am.

Keilor Bowls Club – Thursday 3rd February (BYO lunch)

Loch Sport Bowls Club – Thursday 17th February (BYO lunch)

Sebastapol Bowling Club – Thursday 31st March (lunch can be purchased from bistro). 

Mulgrave Country Club – Thursday 28th April (lunch can be purchased from bistro).

  • Courses will be held outside as much as possible to alleviate the confines of an indoor setting.
  • Ensure you bring a masks should any theory session be held inside.
  • All participants must be fully vaccinated and certificates will be checked on arrival.
  • Course breakdown; Intro (30 mins), On-Green (1.5hrs), Test (up to 1hr) – times are approximate.

To register an expression of interest for future courses, please click here.


TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT

Those undertaking this training will need to be able to demonstrate the following to gain accreditation:

  • Inspection of NEW greens and fully-rebuilt greens (i.e. from drainage up), including grass and
    synthetic (sand filled and carpet).
  • Testing Procedures
  • Knowledge of Laws
  • Grading assessment of green and completion of relevant Green Inspection Report
  • Written test

Example course outline:

  • On Green Session (1.5 Hours)
  • Discussion and evaluation time (30 minutes)
  • Exam (1 Hour)

Sessions are free to attend. Tea and Coffee will be provided at all clubs. Attendees will be required to bring their own lunch or purchase from available venues. 

Bowls Victoria’s Greens Committee are always happy to assist you with any queries you have regarding becoming a Greens Inspector. If you have any questions, please e-mail bvgreens@gmail.com


DIDN’T FIND A COURSE NEAR YOU?

If the above listed course locations are not suitable, you may request a Greens Inspector Course in your local Region or Division, by filling out the request form here. Alternately you can contact the Greens Committee on bvgreens@gmail.com


TESTING

The test includes a short written paper, a Greens test and the procedures to be followed when carrying out a green inspection. The test does not contain advice on the maintenance of greens.

This training is intended only for Greens Committee members inspecting greens. However, it is suggested that all Region and Division Greens Committees request their Green Inspectors undertake this training, which will be carried out by members of the Bowls Victoria Greens Committee.


INFORMATION KIT & COURSE WORKBOOK

The information kit covers all aspects of grading greens and will assist you in completing the test. Your completed information kit will be retained by the Greens Inspector assessing you, for reference purposes. Please ensure you complete and sign all relevant areas of this document.


ACCREDITATION

Upon satisfactory completion of the written and practical test, an ID card will be issued to you. This is your Green Inspector Certification Card, and identifies you as a qualified Bowls Victoria Greens Inspector.


RESOURCES

Below are some additional resources that can be used as a reference