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Junior Golf

Junior Golf

Through the Colorado Section PGA and/or the Colorado Section PGA REACH Foundation, tournaments, clinics, Golf In Schools and other events for juniors are conducted, as well as providing monetary support to various junior golf associations and activities within the Section, in an effort to introduce them to the game and instill the positive life values the game represents.

COLORADO SECTION PGA
JUNIOR GOLF OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
WESTERN COLORADO

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The PGA of America is the largest working sports organization in the world with over 29,000 members and associates and over 400 staff members throughout the country. As “experts in the game and business of golf,” the purpose of the PGA is to promote the enjoyment of and involvement in the game of golf, and to contribute to its growth by serving millions of people throughout its 41 Sections nationwide. The Colorado Section of the PGA of America is headquartered in Larkspur, Colorado, 30 miles south of Denver and serves 250 golf facilities and over 800 professional members and associates.

INTERNSHIP DATES:

One (1) – three-month-long internship available. (Start/End dates are flexible depending upon candidate availability and operations.)

DESCRIPTION:

The Colorado PGA is seeking qualified applicants for an internship position in junior golf tournament operations and junior golf development programming in Western Colorado during the summer of 2021. Successful applicants will be responsible for helping conduct all day-to-day operations of our Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado, Drive Chip & Putt Qualifiers, and PGA Jr. League. These programs provide weekly events throughout Western Colorado for junior golfers ages 6-18.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • On-site responsibilities such as registration, tee set-up, starting, rules officiating, scoring, and awards presentations
  • Pre and post event coordination, logistics, and reporting
  • Effectively communicate with parents, juniors, and host professional staff
  • Reconciliation of financial and result summaries
  • Manage company equipment inventory and maintenance
  • Provide logistical support for PGA Members conducting the Section’s Golf in Schools programming
  • Provide logistical and operational support for the Drive Chip & Putt Local, Subregional and Regional
  • Provide logistical and operational support for Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado
  • Provide logistical and operational support for Colorado PGA Section events as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Enjoy working with children and young adults ages 6-18
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized, punctual, energetic, and a self-starter
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team based environment
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • General computer knowledge (Microsoft Office, G-Suite)
  • Basic knowledge of the game of golf
  • Rules of Golf knowledge a plus
  • Teaching experience is a plus
  • Automobile access with willingness and ability to travel within the Colorado area
  • Interest in a career in golf or sports administration is preferred but not required
  • College degree (or working towards a degree) required

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Work early mornings
  • Work outside in extreme weather and temperatures and spend much of the day in direct exposure to the sun
  • Safely operate a golf cart
  • Stand and move around on foot for extended periods of time
  • Public speaking skills
  • Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds e. tents, tables, stakes, and championship signage
  • Effectively use and operate cell phones, handheld radios, laptop computer

 

INTERN SCHEDULE:

Interns will be responsible for conducting Golf in Schools, Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Events, Drive Chip & Putt Qualifiers, and PGA Junior League events from start to finish in Western Colorado. A typical summer week consists of conducting multiple events per week. Except for a few special events interns will have weekends off. On average, interns can expect to work approximately 30 to 40 hours each week. Additional tasks and hours can be added for those with special requirements for obtaining school credit.

TOURNAMENT TRAVEL:

Tournaments will be spread throughout the Western Colorado area. Interns can expect to work a tournament at a couple different golf courses each week and will be responsible for their own transportation to and from all tournaments. Carpooling to tournaments is allowed and strongly encouraged. The hourly wage provided to interns is meant to offset housing and travel expenses.

COMPENSATION:

Minimum wage in the state of Colorado since January 1, 2019 is $11.10 an hour

  • Interns will be paid $13.00/hour pre-tax.
  • Six (6) staff golf shirts
  • Four (4) uniform bottoms
  • School credit (if applicable)

 

HOUSING:

The Colorado PGA will provide a $500.00 per month ($250.00 per paycheck) for a housing assistance stipend. We will be more than happy to assist with the location of housing for those unfamiliar with the Western Colorado area.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé and list of references. Letters of recommendation are not required but are strongly encouraged. Please specify that you are applying for our Western Colorado Junior Golf Internship. Applications will be accepted via e-mail only. Please submit all materials or questions to Sam Crawford.

Sam Crawford
Junior Golf Manager
Colorado PGA
(303) 996-1597
scrawford@pgahq.com

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Until positions filled.

The PGA of America, Colorado Section is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Upon receiving a job offer, successful applicants will be required to undergo an authorized background check.

The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado serves as a vehicle for collaboration in the arena of junior golf in the state of Colorado for parents, kids, coaches and PGA Professionals by streamlining the junior golf process, filling in the voids, further building the junior golf ranks, and creating new excitement with four Major Championships.

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Colorado PGA Golf in Schools Program is an introductory program at absolutely no cost to the students and no cost to the schools. 2019 was the 11th year of the program, which has been a successful partnership with the Colorado Open Golf Foundation. Since its inception, more than 100 schools have been using the program to introduce the game of golf to more than 100,000 students.

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PGA Jr. League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. With each team captained by a PGA or LPGA Professional, PGA Jr. League Golf offers a focus on fun, recreation, good health and sportsmanship. Developmental in nature, this program works to offer an alternative, social golf format with an approach highlighting team play versus individual competition and serves as a feeder system to transition youth golfers to existing programs like the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado programs. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends. It also utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning and development.

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The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition for boys and girls ages 7-15, aimed at growing the game. Focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf, each player gets three attempts in each skill and earns points based on distance and/or accuracy for a total score.

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