Mass Golf's 2023 Boatwright Interns - MASSGOLF

Eight USGA P.J. Boatwright Interns join mass golf for 2023 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 Marketing & Communications departments.

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.

“We are thrilled to welcome a talented 2023 Boatwright Class to our team this season,” said Jesse Menachem, Executive Director/CEO of Mass Golf. We have a group supporting our key operations and services ranging from communications and marketing to events, services, tournaments and championships. The program continues to help us advance the game and similarly it allows us to develop future leaders within the industry – we’re proud to have 10 Boatwright alums on our full-time staff.”

Cody Butanowicz – Championships, TOURNAMENTS & Events Intern


Hometown: North Attleboro, MA

School/Graduation Year: UMass Amherst (2024)

Major: Sport Management

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Athletics Intern at Amherst College and Events and Operations Intern at UMass Amherst

Favorite Golf Course: TPC Sawgrass

Favorite Restaurant: Antonio’s in Amherst, MA

Current TV Show: Arrested Development

Morning Drink of Choice: “I don’t like coffee, morning drink of choice is usually water.”

Luke Campbell – Championships, TOURNAMENTS & Events Intern


Hometown: Holliston, MA

School/Graduation Year: UMass Amherst (2024)

Major: Legal Studies

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Campaign Operations Intern at TechTarget

Favorite Golf Course: St. Andrew’s

Favorite Restaurant: Bertucci’s

Current TV Show: Suits

Morning Drink of Choice: “Medium iced caramel latte with almond milk from Dunkin.”

Ben giffen – Championships, TOURNAMENTS & Events Intern


Hometown: Mansfield, MA

School/Graduation Year: Merrimack College (2024)

Major: Sports Management and Marketing

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Business Development Intern at Green Harbor Golf Club

Favorite Golf Course: Vesper Country Club in Tyngsborough, MA

Favorite Restaurant: Cibo Matto Caffe in Mansfield, MA

Current TV Show: Yellowstone

Morning Drink of Choice: Black coffee

Grace McKinnon – Championships, TOURNAMENTS & Events Intern


Hometown: Methuen, MA

School/Graduation Year: Florida Gulf Coast University (2024)

Major: PGA Golf Management

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Internships at The Club at Turner Hill (Ipswich, MA), Vasari Country Club (Bonita Springs, FL), Junior Golf Performance Academy (Naples, FL)

Favorite Golf Course: Torrey Pines or TPC Sawgrass

Favorite Restaurant: “I can’t pick! I love to eat out!”

Current TV Show: “YOU”

Morning Drink of Choice: “Starbucks: Iced white mocha with vanilla cold foam and caramel drizzle (basic, I know). Dunkin: Iced Caramel Swirl 4 cream no sugar and extra caramel.”

Sam Kaplan – Member services intern


Hometown: Westborough, MA

School/Graduation Year: University of New Haven (2024)

Major: Sport Management

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Worcester Bravehearts Game Operations Intern, Northeastern Athletic Department Communications Intern, America East Conference Intern

Favorite Golf Course: Pleasant Valley Country Club

Favorite Restaurant: Arturo’s Ristorante

Current TV Show: Ted Lasso

Morning Drink of Choice: “I don’t drink coffee but I like to get other drinks from Starbucks.”

Adam romano – WOMEN’S EVENTS intern


Hometown: Clearwater, FL

School/Graduation Year: Suffolk University (2023)

Major: Marketing and Sports Marketing

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Golf Valet

Favorite Golf Course: Crumpin-Fox Club

Favorite Restaurant: Bar Taco

Current TV Show: Ted Lasso

Morning Drink of Choice: “Cold brew cold foam from Starbucks.”

Carter Nuñez – Marketing & Communications Intern


Hometown: South Orange, NJ

School/Graduation Year: Northeastern University (2024)

Major: Business Administration and Design

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: Digital Marketing Co-Op at Rapid Miner

Favorite Golf Course: Riviera Country Club

Favorite Restaurant: Chart House

Current TV Show: Friends

Morning Drink of Choice: Water

Chloe Schnur – MARKETING & Communications INTERN


Hometown: River Vale, NJ

School/Graduation Year: Franklin & Marshall College (2024)

Major: History and Economics

Most Recent Position(s) Before Mass Golf: NFL Research and Operations Intern, Head Social Media Strategist, and Internal Operations Manager for 3 Strand Sports & Entertainment; 2022 PJ Boatwright Communications Intern at West Penn Golf Association in Pittsburgh

Favorite Golf Course: Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, PA

Favorite Restaurant: The River Palm Terrace

Current Show: Impractical Jokers

Morning Drink of Choice: “Vanilla iced coffee with oatmilk.”


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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