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NORTON, Massachusetts – In preparation for the competitive golf season, Mass Golf will have six USGA P.J. Boatwright interns during the summer to help coordinate and manage Mass Golf Championships, Tournaments, and Member Days. Interns also help current Mass Golf staff assist Mass Golf Members and fulfill their duties during the busy season.
“Mass Golf is incredibly excited to be welcoming a stellar group of interns for the 2020 season,” said Jesse Menachem, Mass Golf’s Executive Director/CEO. “The USGA P.J. Boatwright Internship Program is a vital part to Allied Golf Associations across the country and we are thrilled to have six on our staff.”
Nicholas Capasulla | Championships and Tournaments Intern
New to the Mass Golf team this year, Capasulla will be working in the Championships and Tournaments Department. A Northborough native, Capasulla is a rising senior at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he majors in sports management.
Matthew Johnson | Championships and Tournaments Intern
Johnson, a Sudbury native, is a Boatwright Intern for the 2020 season. He is a recent graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, where he studied Business Administration and played for the men’s golf team. In the fall 2019 season, he won the 2019 Northeast-10 Conference individual championship.
Joshua Lafond | Member Services Intern
Lafond is a rising senior at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he studies sports management and legal studies. The Bellingham native will serve in the Member Services Department until the end of the summer.
Hogan May | Women’s Tournaments and Events Intern
A P.J. Boatwright intern in the Women’s Tournaments and Events Department for the 2020 season, May is a recent graduate of Elon University in North Carolina. A Burlington, North Carolina, native, May studied sports management with a minor in professional sales.
KT Phanthavong | Leadership and Development Intern
Phanthavong will be finishing an 18-month internship program through the USGA this year. He remains with the Mass Golf team as its Leadership and Development intern, where he’ll assist members of all departments for the rest of the 2020 season.
Originally from Albertville, Minnesota, he attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he received a degree in marketing this past spring. Phanthavong is one of two interns across the United States serving as a Boatwright Leadership and Development intern, with the other position serving in the Northern California Golf Association offices.
Nolan Reilly | Communications Intern
Returning from 2019, Nolan Reilly is the summer communications intern at Mass Golf. A rising senior at the University of Rhode Island, Reilly studies journalism and sports media and will assist Mass Golf with content creation. Nolan is a Whitinsville native and played for four years on the Northbridge High School varsity golf team.
USGA P.J. Boatwright Internships
Many of these positions can be filled because of the USGA P.J. Boatwright Internship Program. In 2018 alone, the program assisted in filling 121 full-time positions for interns across 59 different allied golf organizations. The program was originally started in 1991 and is designed to allow individuals with an interest in golf administration to learn more about a prospective career. The program is also built to help state and regional golf associations in promoting amateur golf on a short-term, entry-level basis. Mass Golf currently employs six Boatwright interns.