SCAGA USGA P.J. BOATWRIGHT INTERNSHIPS
The Sun Country Golf House (SCGH) is an alliance of the leading golf-related organizations in the general areas of New Mexico and West Texas. The alliance of these associations makes SCGH the epicenter for golf in our area. The Sun Country Amateur Golf Association (SCAGA) is the representative for the United States Golf Association and the 13,000+ amateur golfers in region while the Sun Country PGA Section (SCPGA) is the representative body for the Professional Golfers’ Association of America and our Section’s 200+ PGA Professionals. The two organizations combine staffing and resources in the form of Sun Country Golf House. This allows the two groups to cast a wider net of influence while furthering shared goals together. Educating the public on the organizations, providing a great tournament schedule for PGA Professionals and amateurs, executing a junior tour, making New Mexico and West Texas a national golfing destination, and generally improving and promoting the game of golf are the focuses of this collaboration. Additionally, the PGA Section and Amateur Association share the Sun Country Golf Foundation, which provides education and financial support for programs in the areas of juniors, military, and diversity / inclusion.
Rules & Competitions Manager
Open until filled
TERMS OF POSITIONS
Position 1: Jan. – end of Nov. 2023 (11-12 months)
This internship will provide a well-rounded experience in golf association administration. Hopefully, these experiences will align with the individuals’ future personal and professional goals. The interns will be assigned various responsibilities and will provide support at SCAGA events but will also be involved in some Junior Tour, Foundational, and PGA Section programs.
The person selected will be responsible for all facets of golf administration, including, but not limited to:
- Assisting at SCAGA tournaments and USGA Qualifiers in the areas of golf course setup, signage, Rules of Golf officiating, equipment setup, tournament software management, volunteer coordination, score entry, starting the field,
- Golf course setup
- Designing and setting up signage
- Volunteer coordination
- Rules of Golf officiating
- Tournament software use (BlueGolf)
- Score entry and prize distribution
- Prepare notice to competitors
- Receive and process tournament applications
- Member communications to promote services, upcoming events, etc.
- Course rating
- USGA Handicapping administration within the World Golf Handicap (WHS) and the Golf Handicap Information Network (GHIN)
- In charge of creating and executing SCAGA bi-weekly newsletter email
- Inform members of benefits joining SCAGA
- Assist with website and social media updates
- Photograph players at various events for publication
- Assist Marketing Manager with creative visions for content
- Take on other tasks as directed by Executive Director and other full-time staff.
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM are the typical office hours. However, this position has responsibilities requiring weekend and evening work and travel. Hours will fluctuate. Must be willing to work nontraditional hours with some long days included.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree (or working towards) from a four-year college or university is required
- Knowledge of the game of golf, preferably in a tournament setting
- Knowledge of the Rules of Golf preferred
- Excellent interpersonal, public speaking, and writing skills
- Interest in a career in golf association administration preferred
- Familiarity with BlueGolf tournament software and the USGA Course Rating and World Golf Handicap programs a plus
- Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license required
POSITION / PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; talk; and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. This position must be able to travel for extended periods of time in various modes of transportation.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- The employee must occasionally drive to locations two to five hours away.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- The employee must be able to drive the company vehicle/van and/or drive to and from various locations throughout the Section. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
$2,500 per month
Some uniform clothing will be provided, with the employee expected to source and maintain a high standard of attire at all times. Vacation, holidays, and sick time also included. Mileage, lodging, and meals reimbursement for work-related travel. Ample golf playing and practice privileges at golf courses in the region.