The USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Internship is tailored to prepare a qualified intern for a career in golf administration. The position is focused primarily on Golf House Kentucky’s extensive amateur, professional and junior tournament schedule, but this position will provide additional experience in communications, handicapping, course rating, and GHIN technical support.
Many alumni of the USGA internship program have gone on to successful careers in golf administration (both locally and nationally) and sports management.
Golf House Kentucky will look to hire one 4-month intern (approximately May 15 – August 15) and one 8-month intern (March – October), negotiable based on availability. Please indicate your desired position when submitting your application. Interested candidates should e-mail resume and references to e-mail listed in PDF of desired position.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
Typical Hours: Most days begin between 6-7 a.m. and could end between 8-10 p.m. If you are not a morning person, dislike traveling, or are unable to maintain a good attitude during long days, this internship is not for you.
Travel: The interns will travel extensively throughout the state of Kentucky during the internship to help conduct amateur and professional golf tournaments with a concentration in Junior Tour events.
Primary Responsibilities: Interns will learn everything that is involved with conducting a golf tournament. Some of the duties and responsibilities include:
- Develop and foster long-term relationships with juniors and parents
- On-course rules officiating
- General tournament set-up and preparation
- Golf course set-up and preparation
- Starting and scoring of players
- Monitoring equipment inventory, maintenance and replenishment
- Public speaking
- Manage Player Ranking System
WHAT YOU BRING TO GOLF HOUSE KENTUCKY:
- 20 years of age prior to starting internship
- Student or recent graduate, Sports Administration or related fields preferred
- Basic golf knowledge (Rules of Golf experience a plus)
- Ability to work and communicate in a team atmosphere
- Highly motivated
- Willingness to take an active leadership role
- Excellent communication and public speaking skills
- Strong organizational, planning, communication (both verbal/written) and presentation skills
- Proven ability to engage, collaborate, and build strong relationships with multiple audiences
- Strong attention to detail
- Willingness to be flexible
- Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and web savvy
- Social media savvy
- Willingness to adapt and learn new technologies
- Ability to travel overnight, work early/late to include weekends
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Lifting and carrying equipment up to 50 pounds
- Stand and walk for extended periods of time
- Use of hands with computer data entry, phone assignments, collating materials, etc.
- Ability to hear and to see both short and long distances
- Ability to work outdoors in extreme conditions for long periods of time
- Able to operate an automobile and a golf cart
- Drive and operate company vehicle with trailer in tow
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
This is a paid internship including monthly stipend of $1,800 per month and work related expenses (travel, food, lodging associated with events).
Golf House Expenses paid by Golf House Kentucky:
- Transportation to and from out of town event sites
- Mileage reimbursement if personal vehicle is used to travel to/from out of town event sites
- Lodging and meals while traveling
- Uniforms for event days
Expenses not paid by Golf House Kentucky:
- Travel expenses incurred during free time
- Personal phone calls
- Recreational expenses
- Personal purchases
- Dry cleaning or other hotel amenities
ABOUT GOLF HOUSE KENTUCKY:
Golf House Kentucky is a unique umbrella organization that manages the Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. Founded in 1978 by the Kentucky Golf Association and Kentucky PGA Section, Golf House Kentucky is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels, and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA Professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation manages the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour in addition to PGA REACH Kentucky, Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame/Museum and Learn Play Compete.
For more information on Golf House Kentucky, please visit kygolf.org