Get to know the USGA Boatwright Interns For The 2021 Season - MASSGOLF

Six USGA P.J. Boatwright Interns set to join mass golf for 2021 season

For Immediate Release: MAY 27, 2021

NORTON, Massachusetts – Mass Golf is going to have six USGA P.J. Boatwright Interns joining the team for the summer to help out various departments with day-to-day operations.

Per their press release, the USGA is funding 135 internships across its network of 59 Allied Golf Associations in 2021 through the P.J. Boatwright Internship program. Currently, one-third of all state and regional golf association staff members are alumni of the Boatwright program. That number includes 21 AGA executive directors and 16 USGA staff members.

This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the P.J. Boatwright intern program. The USGA has invested more than $30 million into the program since it launched in 1991 and those efforts have helped to propel the careers of over 3,000 individuals.

“I am such a champion of the Boatwright program and thrilled with the way that it’s been protected, but also enhanced,” said Mass Golf Executive Director/CEO Jesse Menachem. “Obviously, last year was challenging, but this year we should be back to a pretty normal schedule. I think we’ve got an incredible slate of Boatwright interns this year coming from all parts of the state and even beyond. We’ve got a diverse class, and we’ve got opportunities to showcase golf administration and get this group understanding and familiar with how we operate in all different functions and capacities.”


KAT BUCHANAN – Championships and Events Intern

 

Contact: kbuchanan@massgolf.org

Hometown: Milton, Mass

School/Graduation Year : James Madison University (2022)

Major: Sports and Recreation Management

Fun Fact: Kat is a Division I Lacrosse Player at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia where she plays goalie.

This Summer: “I am most excited to learn about the internal aspects of preparing for different tournaments and to also help grow and expand the game of golf.”

 

 

Nicholas Casapulla – Championships and Events Intern

 

Contact: ncasapulla@massgolf.org

Hometown: Northborough, Mass

School/Graduation Year : University of Massachusetts Amherst (2021)

Major: Sports Management

Fun Fact: Nick is originally from New Jersey.

This Summer: “What I’m most excited for is to be able to continue to travel across New England and see some of best courses around. With it being me second year, I am looking forward to seeing the great people I met previously and creating even more relationships along the way.”

 

 

Lou Conseil – Championships and Events Intern

 

Contact: lconseil@massgolf.org

Hometown: Jupiter, Florida

School/Graduation Year : Florida Gulf Coast University (2022)

Major: Double major in PGA Golf Management and Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management.

Fun Fact: Lou was born and raised in Lyon, France until the age of 9 before moving to her hometown of Jupiter, Florida.

This Summer: “The thing I am the most excited about working for Mass Golf is the experience to travel around Massachusetts (first time in Mass) and seeing some awesome and different course designs. Along with the traveling, I am looking forward to meeting new people and building my network through all the tournaments we will be running this summer.”

Joshua Lafond – Member services intern

 

Contact: jlafond@massgolf.org

Hometown: Bellingham, Mass

School/Graduation Year : University of Massachusetts Amherst (2021)

Major: Sports Management and Legal Studies

Fun Fact: Josh and his friends have a plan in place to visit every MLB ballpark. So far, they have been to five with two more planned this summer.

This Summer: “I am most excited to be with the Mass Golf Association for a second year and to see some of my favorite courses from last year, as well as explore new courses.”

 

 

DanIel Priest – Communications Intern

 

Contact: dpriest@massgolf.org

Hometown: Tewksbury, Mass

School/Graduation Year : Springfield College (2021)

Major: Communications/Sports Journalism

Fun Fact: Danny’s Uncle is Allen Santos who has been the PGA Professional at Trull Brook Golf Course in Tewksbury since 1988.

This Summer: “The opportunity to work with the Communications team at Mass Golf is one that I am super excited for. I cannot wait to begin telling unique stories and keep pushing the limits in regards to how we cover golf from a multimedia perspective.”

 

 

ABIGAIL WEAVER – WOMEN’S EVENTS INTERN

 

Contact: aweaver@massgolf.org

Hometown: Lynnfield, Mass

School/Graduation Year : University of Massachusetts Amherst (2020)

Major: Sport Management and Marketing

Fun Fact: Abbie met Olympic Beach Volleyball Player Kerri Walsh Jennings while at the beach when she was studying abroad in Sydney, Australia.

This Summer: “I am very excited to gain a more comprehensive knowledge of the game of golf and to grow my network within the golf community. I also look forward to working with female golfers in hopes of growing representation and leadership within our demographic in the sport.”

 

 

WHO IS P.J. BOATWRIGHT?

P.J. Boatwright Jr. was the USGA’s third executive director and is one of the key founders in terms of developing golf in the United States. Boatwright was an amateur player, a rules expert and served as the executive director of the Carolinas Golf Association prior to joining the USGA in 1959. Boatwright was a recipient of the USGA’s highest honor in the Bob Jones award and he was also enshrined in the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame, the Wofford College Hall of Fame and the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame among other honors.

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