Alabama Golf Association Announces 2022 P.J. Boatwright Interns

2022 P.J. Boatwright Interns: Tilly Kedzlie (Left), Britton Proper (Middle Left), Mackenna Carney (Middle Right), Mara Casey (Right)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (May 31, 2022) – The Alabama Golf Association welcomes 2022 P.J. Boatwright Interns to its team in time for the upcoming tournament season. Four students from universities statewide join the summer team with a variety of assets and skills.

Tilly Kedzlie, a rising senior at Samford University, and Britton Proper, a current senior at Jacksonville State University, will be joining our tournament management team as Tournament Operations Interns. Mackenna Carney, a rising senior at The University of Alabama, and Mara Casey, a rising senior at Samford University, will be collaborating as Tournament Media and Communication Interns.

“When the opportunity arose for this internship, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of,” said Carney. “I am beyond excited to be working on this team and am eager to learn and grow in both the media and the golf industry.”

These four team members were selected among hundreds of applicants to be a part of the USGA’s P.J. Boatwright Internship Program, a long-standing tradition for students to gain experience in the golf industry.

“I’m really looking forward to this internship as it’s a prestigious program. I’m very honored to be an intern,” said Kedzlie. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be involved in and to learn first hand about the type of employment I want to be involved with in the future.”

For 30 years, the program has partnered with Allied Golf Associations (AGAs), raising nearly $30 million to provide internship opportunities for students across the nation. The Alabama Golf Association is thankful to the USGA for the P.J. Boatwright grant, making it possible to welcome this year’s interns.

The P.J. Boatwright Internship Program establishes a hands-on experience for the students in the sports management industry, from tournament management to marketing and communications. According to the USGA, Boatwright alumni embody one-third of AGA staff. A number of these alumni have gone on to serve as executive directors at state and regional golf associations.

“I think this internship will teach me so much about the sports media world, as well as open doors for future opportunities in the industry,” said Casey. “Being a part of this internship program and the Alabama Golf Association is such a blessing, and I am anxious to see all that is in store this summer.”

Interns from all 59 Allied Golf Associations across the country will attend a virtual summit where they will have the opportunity to network and collaborate, while preparing for their summer roles. USGA staff members will train the interns and equip them with industry knowledge and professional development tools through interactive sessions.

The Alabama Golf Association is excited to announce the 2022 intern class. Their varied assets will advance amateur golf in Alabama, while simultaneously equipping them with resources and skills in preparation for future opportunities.

About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)

The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of over 117 member clubs represented by over 23,000 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service. 
 
AGA is the USGA's liaison for golf in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, and administering the USGA Handicap system including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating, and education. The AGA annually conducts 23 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama high school golf championships and assists with many collegiate events including the SEC Men's Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Women's Scholarship Fund dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation. 

Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.

For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit www.alabamagolf.org.
 
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Alabama Golf Association
205-803-6524
savannah@alabamagolf.org

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