Get To Know Mass Golf's 2022 Boatwright Interns - MASSGOLF

EIGHT USGA P.J. Boatwright Interns join mass golf for 2022 season

NORTON, Massachusetts – Eight USGA P.J. Boatwright interns will join the Mass Golf team this summer to assist with day-to-day operations in the Championships, Member Services, and Communications & Marketing departments.

The USGA will fund more than 125 interns through its P.J. Boatwright Internship Program in 2022 across its network of 58 Allied Golf Associations, per its May 24 press release.

“If you work in any aspect of the golf industry, you’ve likely crossed paths at some point with a former Boatwright intern,” said Mike Whan, CEO of the USGA. “Providing paid opportunities for individuals across the country to start to their careers in golf is one of the most important investments we can make in the game’s future.”

The USGA has invested more than $32 million into the program since its inaugural campaign in 1991, helping to prepare more than 3,000 participants for careers in the golf industry and beyond. One-third of all current state and regional golf association staff members are alumni of the Boatwright program, including 21 AGA executive directors and 16 USGA staff members.

Boatwright interns learn to manage all aspects of the game during their internships, which last from three months to one year. They also attend a four-day orientation summit hosted by the USGA that introduces them to the association’s key service functions.

CAITLIN MCCLELLAN – Championships, TOURNAMENTS & Events Intern



Hometown: Essex, VT

School/Graduation Year: University of Massachusetts Amherst (2023)

Major: Sport Management and Marketing

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Operations Intern for Bay State Games; Sport Property Assistant for Learfield/UMass Sports Group; Marketing, Sponsorship and Event Intern for Amherst Youth Baseball

Favorite Golf Course: The Links at Lang Farm (Essex, VT)

Fun Fact: Her favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate fudge brownie.

This Summer: “I’m looking forward to meeting new people and learning about the game of golf!”



KAT BUCHANAN – Championships, TOURNAMENTS & Events Intern



Hometown: Milton, MA

School/Graduation Year: James Madison University (2022)

Major: Sports and Recreation Management

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: 2021 P.J. Boatwright Championships and Events Intern at Mass Golf

Favorite Golf Course: Wollaston Golf Club (Milton, MA)

Fun Fact: Kat is a goaltender for the Division I James Madison University women’s lacrosse team.

This Summer: “I did this internship last summer and it was all around a great experience. 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.”


TIM MURPHY – Championships, TOURNAMENTS & Events Intern



Hometown: Paxton, MA

School/Graduation Year: Assumption University (2023)

Major: Marketing

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Pro Shop Attendant at Worcester Country Club

Favorite Golf Course: Pleasant Valley Country Club (Sutton, MA)

Fun Fact: He is the only member of his extended family who has played competitive golf.

This Summer: “Having played competitive golf for most of my life, I am excited to learn about the logistical side of tournament golf and see the beautiful courses that our state has to offer.”



LUKE DOWNIE – Championships, TOURNAMENTS & Events Intern



Hometown: Franklin, MA

School/Graduation Year: University of New Hampshire (2022)

Major: Recreation Management and Policy

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Worked at Arocam Sports and the Recreation Department in Newmarket, New Hampshire.

Favorite Golf Course: New England Country Club (Bellingham, MA)

Fun Fact: He scored the game-winning goal for his high school hockey team in overtime to win the state championship.

This Summer: “I am excited for this internship because I will be able to spend lots of time on so many great golf courses. I look forward to getting a grasp on the overall operations of Mass Golf.”


jAMIE HAUFLER – Member services intern



Hometown: Acton, MA

School/Graduation Year: James Madison University (2023)

Major: Business Management

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Pro Shop Attendant at Quail Ridge Country Club

Favorite Golf Course: Teeth of the Dog (Dominican Republic)

Fun Fact: He played in a Pro-Am Tournament this past January in the Dominican Republic.

This Summer: “I am most excited about the number of different roles and opportunities that I will be given throughout the summer. I chose Member Services because I would get a taste of both running golf tournaments and the golf administration side in the office.”





Hometown: Portsmouth, RI

School/Graduation Year: University of Massachusetts Amherst (2022)

Major: Sport Management

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Event and Advancement Intern at the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Favorite Golf Course: Green Valley Country Club (Portsmouth, RI)

Fun Fact: He was at Jon Lester’s no-hitter in 2008.

This Summer: “I am excited to travel to different golf courses across the state and introduce more women to the game of golf along the way.”



HANNAH YOSHINAGA – Communications Intern



Hometown: Fullerton, CA

School/Graduation Year: Boston University (2023)

Major: Public Relations

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Social Media and Marketing Intern for the Orleans Firebirds (CCBL), Social Media Intern at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Favorite Golf Course: Torrey Pines (San Diego, CA)

Fun Fact: She is the co-director of WTBU Sports, a student-run sports media publication at BU.

This Summer: “I am excited to gain communications experience in golf because I’ve always admired the sport but haven’t worked in it yet. I’m also looking forward to exploring more of New England by traveling to different courses.”





Hometown: Attleboro, MA

School/Graduation Year: Grove City College (2024)

Major: Design & Innovation

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Adventure Counselor at Ligonier Camp

Favorite Golf Course: Latrobe Country Club (Latrobe, PA)

Fun Fact: Her family has two sets of twins.

This Summer: “I’m most excited about being back home in Mass and exploring golf in Mass while developing my skills.”



P.J. Boatwright was the USGA’s third executive director and a key contributor to the development of golf in the United States, as well as an amateur player and rules expert. Boatwright served as the executive director of the Carolinas Golf Association prior to joining the USGA in 1959. He was honored with the Bob Jones Award — the USGA’s highest honor — and enshrinement in the South Carolina Hall of Fame, the Wofford College Hall of Fame, and the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame. He was also presented with the William D. Richardson Award by the Golf Writers Association in 1990.

Learn more about the P.J. Boatwright Internship Program and available opportunities here.


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