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Meet the new AJGA staff members

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By Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman), AJGA Communications

The beginning of the year for the AJGA often features some fresh faces among the full-time staff. This year is no different with 10 tournament coordinators and one finance coordinator joining the ranks of seasoned veterans. Here’s a look at the newest members of the AJGA staff:

MeghanCobb 

Meghan Cobb

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Alma mater: University of Idaho

AJGA internship: Class of 2014, summer

Twitter Handle: @mrosec5

Sports claim to fame:  I hold two city and three high school swimming records.

Fun Fact: I won an Oreo stacking contest at a local grocery store and got free Oreos for a year.

Favorite thing about the AJGA: The people and opportunities we provide for junior golfers to further their golfing careers and education.

JustinJarman

Justin Jarman

Hometown: Wichita, Kansas

Alma mater: Wichita State University

AJGA Internship: Class of 2014, spring and summer

Sports claim to fame: In the summer of 2005, I threw a complete game 1-hitter against the Wichita Gators, while also hitting 3 home runs. My team won that game to play for the 16U USSSA State Championship. 

Favorite trip: My sister won tickets to the 2011 NCAA Final Four and National Championship in Houston, Texas.

Life claim to fame: I ran a 4.64 40-yard dash in high school. 

AndrewLiao 

Andrew Liao

Hometown: West Lafayette, Indiana

Alma mater: Indiana University

AJGA internship: Class of 2014, summer

Sports claim to fame:  I won the local little league baseball championship in fourth grade. 

Twitter handle: @Andy_Liao_

Favorite trip:  I fell in love with Latin-American culture when I went to Puerto Rico in the spring of 2014. 

Fun fact: In college, I worked for a nuclear physicist.

Favorite thing about the AJGA: The great people that are involved in the organization.

Life claim to fame:  While giving my college graduation speech, I turned around, took my phone out of my gown, and snapped a selfie with my graduating class.

JuliaManseau 

Julia Manseau

Hometown: Mission Viejo, California

Alma mater: Washington State University

AJGA internship: Class of 2014, spring and summer

Sports claim to fame: Team Captain for my high school's first-ever undefeated girls golf team. (Go Diablos!)

Favorite trip: My three-week trip to Australia in 2013.

Fun fact: I had eye surgery at age 4. 

Favorite thing about the AJGA: The amazing people you get to meet every day.

HaileyMarrero 

Hailey Marrero

Hometown: Menasha, Wisconsin

Alma mater: University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (Go Eagles!!)

AJGA internship: Class of 2014, summer

Favorite trip: NYC with my sport management class in spring of 2012. We were able to have a private tour of Madison Square Garden and ESPN. It was an amazing experience.

Favorite thing about the AJGA: It's a very neat experience to be able to aid juniors in becoming college athletes and watch them progress from the beginning of the summer to the end. I also enjoy working with the entire staff and getting to travel to amazing golf courses all over the U.S.

Life claim to fame: I graduated from college in three years, including transferring after my freshmen year.

MitchMoon 

Mitch Moon

Hometown: West Branch, Iowa

Alma mater: Coe College

AJGA internship: Class of 2014, summer

Sports claim to fame: I am in the top five for the lowest 18-hole score in Coe College golf history.

Fun fact: My grandma thinks I look like Zach Johnson, and I played college golf on the course he grew up playing.

Favorite thing about the AJGA: The amount of valuable relationships I have made, which are built around the game of golf.

SeanMurphy

Sean Murphy

Hometown: Whittier, North Carolina

Alma mater: George Mason University

AJGA internship: Class of 2014, summer

Sports claim to fame: 2003 North Carolina Punt, Pass & Kick Runner-Up

Twitter Handle: @SMurphy019

My Favorite Trip:​ My first visit to Yankee Stadium.

Favorite thing about the AJGA: The opportunity to watch the future of the sports industry compete and achieve their own personal goals through the organization, as well as working alongside some of the best people in the world.

SonyaParker

Sonya Parker

Hometown: Buford, Georgia

Alma mater: Young Harris College, University of Georgia

Sports claim to fame: Ran the Virginia Beach Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

My favorite trip: I went to Rome and London with my daughter’s high school marching band.

Fun fact about you: My family and I are huge Harry Potter fans…so while in London, my family and I visited King's Cross Station and had our picture taken at platform 9 3/4.

Favorite thing about the AJGA: The people!! A wonderful group of people to work for and with!

Life claim to fame: My family… I'm so proud of my husband and two kids.

BrianPhillips

Brian Phillips

Hometown: New Hartford, Connecticut

Alma mater: University of South Carolina

AJGA internship: Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, summers

Sports claim to fame: In a Little League playoff game, I went 5-for-5 with two home runs and two doubles. I still have both home run balls!

Twitter handle: @bsphillips56

Favorite trip: Lived in Vienna for four months for a study abroad program. 

Favorite thing about the AJGA: I love how personable and friendly the juniors are. It is so fun getting to know who they are by seeing them at several events each year.

 TylerSumner

Tyler Sumner

Hometown: Manchester, Kentucky

Alma mater: Lincoln Memorial University

AJGA internship: Classes of 2012 and 2013, summers

Sports claim to fame: Helped guide my high school baseball team to its first regional title in 13 years.

Fun fact: I am very good at impersonating professional wrestlers.

Life claim to fame: I once had an hour-long conversation with Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim in a Macy’s shoe department.

AndrewYeast

Andrew Yeast

Hometown: Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Alma mater: Eastern Kentucky University

AJGA Alum: AJGA Player 2007

AJGA Internship: Class of 2013, summer

Sports claim to fame: 1997 Evan Harlow Elementary Field Day Sack Race Champion

Favorite thing about the AJGA: Working with great people and seeing everyone share a common goal of impacting the lives of junior golfers all over the world.

Fun fact: Winning the 1996 Little Miss and Mister and the Mercer County Fair and Horseshow and finishing second in the State Competition.

Reunions & goodbyes at Morongo

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By Chris Ceman (@AJGACeman) and Amanda Herrington (@AJGAAmanda)

One of the AJGA's greatest stars wasn't even in the field…

Spotted around Morongo Golf  Club at Tukwet Canyon was another familiar face of the AJGA, the club's Director of Golf Henry Liaw. The native Southern Californian played with the AJGA from 1999-2002, earning Rolex Junior All-America honors in each of his last three seasons. In his first-ever AJGA event, Liaw won the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior, his first of five AJGA top-10 finishes. In 2001, Liaw added his name to the history books by winning the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio. In 2002, Liaw represented the West in the Wyndham Cup before continuing on to play collegiate golf for the University of Arizona.

@AJGAAmanda signing off…

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One of my first stops as an AJGA intern was in Beaumont, California, at the 2012 Preseason Junior at Oak Valley, so it is fitting my last event brought me back to Beaumont for the Preseason Junior at Morongo. A lot has happened in the short span of two years: I’ve watched colleagues move on to take jobs at the USGA and PGA TOUR, I’ve watched four intern classes build their careers at the AJGA, I’ve watched two Wyndham Cups,  and I’ve watched the best junior golfers in the world follow their dreams to college golf.

During the final round, a girl on the starting tee shook my hand and said “thank you so much for all you do.” It’s moments like those that constantly remind me what an incredible place the AJGA is and how wonderful these young men and women are. It’s been such a pleasure working in AJGA communications and I look forward to following all those #AJGAAlum out on TOUR. – Amanda

Editors note: Props to the entire operations staff for their contributions to these witty titles!

 

#AJGAAlum in the headlines (Nov. 10)

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By Amanda Herrington (@AJGAAmanda), AJGA Communications

Bubba-Watson-Pink-ShortsBubba Waston eagled the final hole in dramatic fashion to tie Tim Clark at 11-under-par 277 at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China. Watson birdied the par-5 No. 18 to win his first World Golf Championship via playoff.

Watson played in AJGA events for six years, from 1992-97. He competed in events including the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior, the Rolex Tournament of Champions and the Polo Golf Junior Classic, compiling more than 14 top-10 AJGA finishes. Watson was victorious twice in his junior career with wins at the 1993 ICS Gateway Junior Classic and the 1993 Port Armour Junior. He earned Rolex Junior All-America honors in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

South Africa native Clark played in just one AJGA event as a junior.  At the age of 17, Clark earned his spot in the Las Vegas Founders Legacy Junior after shooting a 74 to win the qualifier. He finished ninth after rounds of 72-75-72. Clark went on to compete at North Carolina State University where he was named the 1997 ACC Player of the Year.

Two-time Rolex Junior All-American ZeCheng Dou made his professional debut in Shangai, finishing T69 after rounds of 76-73-74-78. Dou tallied nine top 10s in 15 AJGA starts from 2011-14. His best showings came in 2013 when he finished seventh at the FJ Invitational and Rolex Tournament of Champions. In his last AJGA event at the 2014 Thunderbird International Junior, Dou tied for 12th.  

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Dou at the 2013 FJ Invitational where he finished seventh.

Two FJ Invitational champions finished in the top five at the Sanderson Farms Championship: Peter Uihlein (2007 champion) and Justin Thomas (2009 champion) tied for fourth at 13-under-par 275.

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Uihlein at the 2007 FJ Invitational.

A four-time Rolex Junior All-American, Uihlein recorded six career AJGA victories and was named Rolex Junior Player of the Year in both 2005 and 2007. He posted top Invitational finishes including the 2005 AJGA Boys Junior Championship (4th), 2005 Thunderbird International Junior (3rd) and the 2006 Rolex Tournament of Champions where he finished runner-up. A 2008 high school graduate, Uihlein went on to win the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship and compete at Oklahoma State.

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Thomas at the 2009 FJ Invitational.

Thomas, a two-time Rolex Junior All-American, recorded back-to-back wins at the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior in 2008 and 2009. In 2009, he became the third youngest player to make the cut at a PGA TOUR event when he made his debut at the Wyndham Championship after earning an exemption through his win at the FJ Invitational. Thomas went on to play for Alabama, where he won both the Haskins Award and Nicklaus Award for his freshman achievements.

It was déjà vu for the duo as former AJGA Vice President of Tournament Operations Jonah Beck, now at the helm of the Sanderson Farms Championship, was the tournament director at the 2007 and 2009 FJ Invitationals, where the pair were crowned champions.

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Beck shakes hands with Uihlein (left) and Thomas (right) after their FJ Invitational wins.

Beck began his role of Director of Operations of the Mississippi PGA TOUR event in January 2014 after a nine-year tenure at the AJGA. Beck is the latest in the long line of former AJGA staff members who now run PGA TOUR events.

Also in Mississippi, AJGA junior Camden Backel qualified for his first PGA TOUR event after winning an eight-man playoff for the final spot. He missed the cut after rounds of 74-78.

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Backel at the 2013 Preseason Junior at Brookhaven.

Backel of Madison, Mississippi, made his AJGA debut in a Preseason Series event, finishing in the top 15, and also competed in the 2013 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open.

 

 

 

Food, festivities and fun for staff at PING Invitational

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By Amanda Herrington (@AJGAAmanda), AJGA Communications

We usually use tournament blogs to showcase the tournament experience for the players, but what about the staff experience – especially when it’s an experience that includes delicious food, visits to college stadiums, games and pranks.

The PING Invitational is a staff favorite event.

The food
The food during The PING Invitational is second to none. Prior to the tournament, the staff takes advantage of the spacious kitchen at our home for the week, Boone Pickens lodge – and advantage of the AJGA’s resident culinary expert.

What many people don’t know about Vice President of Tournament Operations Andrew Greenfield is that he is an excellent chef – staff members frequently have food envy when his leftovers show up in the office kitchen.

Each year he prepares meals for the staff – on Tuesday night it’s fajitas and on Wednesday it’s everyone’s favorite – chicken parm.

PING Invitational Tournament Director Jeremy Freyman also earns his keep – making his award-winning chili (voted by the staff, of course).

While it’s nice for AJGA staff to enjoy home-cooked meals while traveling, the kitchen at Karsten Creek impresses every year. Just follow their daily special tweets for a taste of the chef creations. From Asian to Mexican cuisine, lunchtime at Karsten Creek is a highlight for AJGA staff.

And you can’t come to Stillwater, Oklahoma, without a delicious meal from Eskimo Joe’s. Staff, tournament participants and families enjoyed an Eskimo Joe’s-catered welcome dinner – highlighted by the delicious pork and perfectly roasted potatoes.

The festivities
The Welcome Reception at The PING Invitational takes tournament participants to Oklahoma State University’s athletic facilities. Players warmed up on the basketball court at Gallagher-Iba Arena, then ventured into Boone Pickens Stadium for touchdown passes and field goals.

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Each year AJGA staff members prove why we run golf tournaments and don’t play in the NFL. But, get us on that 50-yard line, and our shockingly bad but effortlessly entertaining athletic ability comes out. (Just check out my moment of glory below).

 

The fun
AJGA events take us to some of the greatest golf venues in the nation where we meet the greatest people. The staff members at Karsten Creek are phenomenal. From the F&B crew who is always smiling, to Superintendent of the Year Travis Levings, who completely embraces the operations staff, the people of Karsten Creek are the biggest reason AJGA staff looks forward to returning.

Ringleader of the fun is head golf professional Rob Land. Rob goes above and beyond to create an incredible tournament experience for the field – and for the staff.

This year he wore many hats, including video producer. Rob piloted the drone which captured this awesome Instagram video.

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But when his GoPro wasn’t soaring thousands of feet above Karsten Creek, he was using it for other purposes…. like scaring communications staff to death.

Communications Manager Stephanie Dittmer (@AJGADittmer) is notoriously known for her fear of snakes. Watch what happens when you combine a rain delay, a hidden camera and a fake snake.

 

 

 With 100 plus tournaments on the annual schedule, traveling takes a toll on AJGA staff members. But, when you get to go to Oklahoma and spend a week at Karsten Creek, the early alarms and late nights are well worth it.  


Meet the 2014 Career Fair Team!

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The AJGA is kicking off the application for Spring and Summer #AJGAInternship positions by heading to career fairs at colleges and universities across the country. Meet the team of 23 full-time staff members who will be attending these fairs!

Adame, KathleenKathleen Adame

Marketing Coordinator
Intern Year: 2013
Began Full Time: 2014
School: University of Oregon

Fairs Attending: University of Georgia, University of Oregon

 

 

BlakeBrittian_Portrait-smallBlake Brittain 

Manager of Performance Based Entry
Intern Year: 2010
Began Full Time: 2011 
School: University of Alabama

Fairs Attending: University of Alabama

 

 

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Regional Director, West
Intern Years: 2008, 2009
Began Full Time: 2010
School: UC San Diego

Fairs Attending: University of Oregon

 

 

ChrisCemanChris Ceman

Communications Coordinator
Intern Year: 2013
Began Full Time: 2014
School: Arizona State University

Fairs Attending: University of Arizona

 

 

SmallStephanie Dittmer

Communications Manager 
Intern Year: 2012
Began Full Time: 2013
School: University of Iowa

Fairs Attending: University of Iowa

 

Doone, Robert 2014Rob Doone

Tournament Manager
Intern Year: 2010
Began Full Time: 2010
School: Notre Dame

Fairs Attending: University of Florida, University of Connecticut

 

 

Flanagan, RyanRyan Flanagan

Tournament Coordinator
Intern Year: 2013
Began Full Time: 2014
School: Campbellsville University

Fairs Attending: Clemson University

 

 

SmallJeremy Freyman

Director of Tournament Operations
Intern Year: 2005
Began Full Time: 2006
School: Bowling Green State University

Fairs Attending: University of Alabama

 

 

SmallCurt Haag

Tournament Director
Intern Year: 2010
Began Full Time: 2011
School: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Fairs Attending: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

 

TimothyJackmanTim Jackman

Communications Coordinator
Intern Year: 2013
Began Full Time: 2014
School: University of South Carolina

Fairs Attending: University of South Carolina, University of Connecticut

 


SmallJosh Kalita

Tournament Manager
Intern Years: 2011, 2012 
Began Full Time: 2013
School: Valparaiso University

Fairs Attending: University of South Carolina

 

 


SmallDarren Nelson

Senior Regional Director, South Central
Intern Year: 2003
Began Full Time: 2004
School: Kansas State University

Fairs Attending: University of Texas

 

 

Plank, PatrickPatrick Plank

Tournament Coordinator
Intern Year: 2013
Began Full Time: 2014
School: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Fairs Attending: University of Wiconsin – Madison, University of Florida

 

Polonec, AndrewAndrew Polonec

Tournament Coordinator
Intern Year: 2013
Began Full Time: 2014
School: University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse

Fairs Attending: University of Massachusetts – Amherest, University of Arizona

 

Randolph, AlyssaAlyssa Randolph

Tournament Coordinator
Intern Years: 2012, 2013 
Began Full Time: 2014
School: University of Mississippi

Fairs Attending: University of Tennessee, University of Mississippi

 

SmallAdam Rogers

Regional Manager, South Central
Intern Year: 2011
Began Full Time: 2012
School: University of Evansville

Fairs Attending: Indiana University

 

 

Self, JessicaJessica Self

Tournament Administration Coordinator
Intern Year: 2013
Began Full Time: 2014
School: University of Georgia

Fairs Attending: University of Georgia

 

 

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Director of Recruiting & Special Events
Intern Year: 2007
Began Full Time: 2008
School: Elon University

Fairs Attending: Penn State University, Florida State University, Elon University, AUC Career Fair, North Carolina State University, University of Mississippi, Bowling Green State University

Tyler-Sumner-Matt-Golf-Pro-(1)Tyler Sumner 

Tournament Coordinator 
Intern Years: 2012, 2013
Began Full Time: 2014 
School: Lincoln Memorial University

Fairs Attending: University of Tennessee

 

 

SmallKatie Tahara

Senior Tournament Director
Intern Year: 2008
Began Full Time: 2009
School: Florida Southern College

Fairs Attending: Clemson University

 

 

SmallRyan Tahara

Regional Director, Southeast
Intern Year: 2008
Began Full Time: 2009
School: Indiana University

Fairs Attending: Indiana University

 

 

Thompson, Blair 2014Blair Thompson

Tournament Manager
Intern Years: 2011, 2012
Began Full Time: 2013
School: University of Missouri

Fairs Attending: Florida State University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University

 

SmallBen Wolfe

Tournament Manager 
Intern Year: 2012
Began Full Time: 2013
School: Kennesaw State University

Fairs Attending: University of Massachusetts – Amherest, University of Michigan, Michigan State University

 

Attention to detail

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By Noël Couch, Communications Intern

    Golf is a sport of mind, body, and soul. Players must keep steadfast focus through 18 holes of play and several days of a tournament.  They’re required to fire their arm, leg, and core muscles simultaneously in order to hit the ideal shot. And passion, enthusiasm, and dedication are certainly a must.

    A spectator can watch the game and acknowledge players hitting a great shot or making a long putt, but it’s the small, detail-oriented aspects of the sport that make the difference between a good player and a great player. The AJGA hosts many juniors who devote their mind, bodies, and souls to becoming great golfers. The AJGA also has many volunteers who devote their mind, bodies, and souls to making the junior tournaments great. Just as the association is proud of its great juniors, it is also prides itself on the many great volunteers it has at each of its tournaments.

 “Unbelievable. Non-stop. A terrific lady.” Those are a few words volunteer Brian Guifoyle used to describe Volunteer Chairman Josie Whisnant. “She’s about as energetic as you can find,” Guifoyle added.

    Josie is no rookie to coordinating volunteers. She started her career in the 1990s with the Oregon Open. She went on to work several other golf tournaments, including the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Championships, two PGA tournaments, the Seniors Tradition Championship at Crosswater, and the Ladies Public Links Championship, and the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions, just to name a few. Josie recalls coordinating the Ladies Public Links Championship the year Michelle Wie played in the event.

“She was twelve years old and she wore a men’s size nine shoe!” Whisnant said.

    As volunteer coordinator, Josie says her favorite part is being with the volunteers.

“I take pride in the fact that they do a good job,” she said. “I have worked with some of them for 20 years.”

    The dual tournament format of the Sunriver Junior All-Star and Sunriver Junior Open on the Meadows Course requires many volunteers in order to function efficiently. It takes a person paying exceptional attention to detail in order to organize, communicate with, and train volunteers for an event of this size.

    Whisnant also emphasized the importance of taking care of each of them during the events. Josie is always the first one to arrive on-site and the last one to leave. Donn Wassom, who volunteered at the AJGA tournaments in Sunriver, described Josie as humble.

“She’s terrific, organized, and can probably do this in her sleep,” Wassom said. “She’s not afraid to ask for help.”

    That is just the personality needed to run an efficient tournament. Her husband Gene knows what it takes, too, and he knows just how much time and energy his wife dedicates to each event.

“I’m her left-hand man,” Gene Whisnant said. “She’s dedicated, hard-working, and enjoys coordinating the tournaments, especially AJGA. She is great at taking care of the volunteers.”

    From an outsider’s perspective, the Sunriver Junior Open and Sunriver Junior All-Star ran smoothly, making the work appear almost effortless for the AJGA. However, the outside spectator doesn’t see the long hours and endless effort that Josie puts into an event.

    It is passion, enthusiasm, and dedication that Josie and the volunteers show for their work that made the AJGA tournaments at Sunriver not just possible, but some of the best-run tournaments in the nation.

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Just like golf, it’s a job requiring attention to detail of the mind, body, and soul.

My favorite part was…

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By Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman), AJGA Communications

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Networking, experience, teamwork and travel are four things you can expect when you do an internship with the AJGA. With only three weeks remaining in the summer season, AJGA interns are finishing their three-month journey across the country and at the AJGA National Headquarters. We asked them to reflect on their internship and what they took away from it.

Networking

"I was able to meet people in the golf industry from all over the country. I now have a better grasp of what it takes to work in golf and I've met a lot of people who can help me get a start." – Alex Everhart, operations intern, Team 2

"This summer has been one of the best experiences of my life. Without the AJGA, I wouldn't have been able to meet such amazingly talented juniors, along with gaining the knowledge needed to work for a top-tier company." – Justin Jarman, operations intern, Team 3

"The best part of the internship is getting to meet the players and the parents. A lot of them understand how much work the AJGA team puts into the events, and at the end of the summer you've built relationships with them." – Andrew Liao, operations intern, Team 6

Experience

"My favorite part of the internship was gaining the experience and skills through being on the road running tournaments for 11 weeks with seven other interns." Jud Bennett, operations intern, Team 4

"My favorite part of the internship was constantly learning. I can honestly say I learned something new every day from my coworkers, volunteers and the junior golfers I interacted with." – Michelle Hantak, communications intern, Team 2

"The best part of the internship, especially from the communications side is that you actually get to do what you signed up for. Other internships have you getting coffee and making copies, but it's definitely more interesting to be able to use what you've learned and get the experience you need." Katie Bonneau, communications intern, Team 1

Teamwork

"These last 12 weeks working with the AJGA were some of the best of my life. I was blessed with a fantastic team of interns, and we had the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives on a daily basis." Johnny Garstka, operations intern, Team 3

"My favorite moments were spent with my teammates. It's impossible to pick one special moment when every moment is spent with special people. Working tournaments and interacting with my teammates has made everlasting memories." – Lisa Maybruch, operations intern, Team 5

"I think my favorite part of the internship was my team. I'm so happy that we all came together and we were all able to work together this summer." Meghan Cobb, operations intern, Team 1

Travel

"My favorite thing about the internship thus far is definitely the traveling between different courses and cities throughout the west coast. At most stops, we have had the ability to venture out away from the golf course and experience the hidden gems that each place has to offer." – Mitch Moon, operations intern, Team 6

"This internship has allowed me to meet amazing people, travel to places I would have never gotten to see, and I have learned a lot about myself as I have been challenged to step out of my comfort zone." – Sofia Pettersson, communications intern, Team 5

"This internship was about much more than just golf! It taught me a lot about myself, as well as let me travel the country and meet amazing people at each location! Working for an organization that truly cares about its employees was an opportunity of a lifetime!" – Brad Martin, operations intern, Team 3

In-house Internship

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The AJGA internship was not just about the traveling staff. Several interns held positions at the AJGA's National Headquarters in Braselton, Georgia. Their experiences may have been different, but the impact was still significant.

"Working for the AJGA gave me the hands-on experience I needed in an internship. For the summer, I became part of the team instead of just another intern. I sharpened my media relations skills and honed my sports writing technique, all while working in the sport I love." – Jared Dunn, in-house communications intern

"I worked alongside company leaders who all exhibit a rare combination of talent and humility. It didn't take long to understand why the AJGA was named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Metro Altanta. If you are considering applying for a position with the AJGA, do it!" – Holly Sealey, in-house communications intern

If you would like more information about the AJGA's internships visit the AJGA Career Center.