Wednesday, November 7, 2012


The PGA of America is the largest working sports organization in the world with over 27,000 members and apprentices 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 Northern Texas Section of the PGA of America is headquartered in Dallas, and serves 350 golf facilities and 725 professional

members across northern Texas. In addition to managing the day-to-day affairs of the Northern Texas PGA, the Section operates the

Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour. The Tour is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind with more than 3,100 junior members

and over 250 tournaments conducted annually.


May 28 – August 20, 2013 (start and finish dates are somewhat flexible based on successful applicants school schedules)

Successful applicants may have the opportunity to extend the internship to 7 months. Inquire during application process.


The Northern Texas PGA is seeking 13 qualified applicants for a 13-week field internship position in golf tournament operations

during the summer of 2013. Successful applicants will be responsible for helping conduct all day-to-day operations of our summer

Junior Tour. The Junior Tour provides daily golf tournaments throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex for junior golfers ages 7-

18. The following information will provide you with a better understanding into everything the internship entails.


Pre-tournament administrative work including printing of pairings, scorecards, and scoreboards

On-site responsibilities such as registration, tee set-up, starting, rules officiating, scoring, and awards presentations

Effectively communicate with parents, juniors, and host professional staff

Reconciliation of financial and result summaries

Manage company equipment inventory and maintenance

Provide occasional in-office support of Junior Tour programming


Enjoy working with children and young adults ages 7-18

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Organized, punctual, energetic, and a self starter

Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team based environment

Innovative and creative

Detail oriented

General computer knowledge (Microsoft Office)

Basic knowledge of the game of golf

Rules of Golf knowledge a plus

College degree (or working towards a degree) required

Automobile access with willingness and ability to travel within the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex required

Interest in a career in golf or sports administration is preferred

Knowledge of BlueGolf tournament management system a plus

Knowledge of the game of golf including swing mechanics, etiquette and on-course management a plus

College degree (or working towards a degree) required


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

Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds i.e. tents, tables, stakes, and championship signage

Effectively use and operate cell phones and hand held radios

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The Metro Chapter of the Ewing Automotive Junior Tour offers up to three tournaments a day throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth

Metroplex. Interns will be responsible for conducting all of these events from start to finish. A typical week consists of conducting a

golf tournament each day, Monday-Friday. With the exception of a couple special events, interns will have weekends and an

occasional weekday off. On average, Junior Tour interns can expect to work approximately 35 hours each week. Additional tasks and

hours can be added for those with special requirements for obtaining school credit.


The NTPGA will hire approximately 16 total interns for the summer of 2013. Our 12 successful candidates for the Junior Tour

internship will be divided up into teams of three. In addition to the Junior Tour interns, we will have a team of three Professional Golf

Management interns to conduct our Summer Camps, and an office administration intern. All of our interns will spend a great deal of

time together and work with each other at various events throughout the summer. The ability to work in a team atmosphere and

effectively communicate with all other interns and full time staff members is critical.


Tournaments will be spread throughout the entire Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Interns can expect to work a tournament at a different

golf course each day, and will be responsible for their own transportation to and from all tournaments. Carpooling to tournaments is

allowed and strongly encouraged. The monthly stipend issued to interns is meant to offset housing and gas costs.


Minimum wage in the state of Texas is $7.25 an hour

Interns will be paid $1,000 per month

Five PGA staff golf shirts

School credit (if applicable)


The Northern Texas PGA does not provide housing of any kind. We will be more than happy to assist with the location of housing for

those unfamiliar with the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The NTPGA will hire approximately 20 interns for the summer of 2013, and we will

be sure to get all of those seeking housing in contact with one another prior to arrival. Past interns have utilized corporate housing

agencies for fully furnished three month apartment leases, secured three month house leases through Craigs List, or utilized extended

stay hotels. Those with family or friends in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are welcome to stay there and are in no way obligated to live

with other interns.


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

Junior Tour Internship. You can find this bulletin as well as

additional information on our internship under the internship tab on our website at Applications will be

accepted via mail or e-mail. Please submit all materials or questions to Jordan Harris.

Jordan Harris, PGA

Senior Coordinator of Junior Golf Operations

15150 Preston Road, Suite 250

Dallas, Texas 75248

(214) 420-7421 ext. 111


February 15, 2013 or until positions filled

The PGA of America, Northern Texas Section is an Equal Opportunity Employer.