Stephen Landis of Gladstone, Ore. has been selected as one of two 2011 P. J. Boatwright interns for the Oregon Golf Association (OGA). He started work Monday, May 9.
Landis, who earned his bachelor’s degree from Corban University Saturday, May 7, is working with the OGA’s Championship department. He was also a member of the Corban Golf team the last four years.
“I am excited to join the OGA in this capacity," said Landis. "I look forward to learning more about what a state regional golf association does for its members and for golf in Oregon.”
Landis previously worked for the OGA Golf Course in player services. "His unique knowledge of both the competitive and business side of golf will make him an asset to the Championship Department," noted Brent Whittaker, Director of Tournament Operations.
About the P.J. Boatwright Internship
The Boatwright Internship is made possible by a grant from the United States Golf Association (USGA). It is named in honor of P. J. Boatwright who served as the Executive Director of the USGA from 1969 to 1980 and was considered one of the greatest authorities on the rules of the game.
In 1991, the USGA established the program in order to give experience to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in golf administration, while assisting state and regional golf associations, as well as other non-profit organizations dedicated to the promotion of amateur golf, on a short-term, entry level basis.
Each internship is unique, since the needs of each association are different. An intern may help conduct tournaments, junior golf programs, membership services, and other general activities that promote the best interests of golf.