In an effort to provide a safe, enjoyable tournament experience to juniors and their families, the GSGA Junior Tour hires several staff members throughout the year. Learn more about these positions below.
Tournament Staff (Traveling)
In order to successfully conduct more than 90 events each year, the GSGA hires 40-50 tournament staff members to assist with the onsite implementation of tournaments. The majority of tournament staff is needed during the peak summer season (late May-July), however, opportunities are available to assist with events in the subsequent fall, spring and summer seasons once one summer season has been completed. These opportunities are based upon need and overall performance during the initial summer season. Potential candidates must be high school graduates and some knowledge of the game of golf is preferred. Scheduling is somewhat flexible based upon event needs, but availability during a majority of the summer season is expected. All tournament staff positions are paid an hourly rate and require the ability to travel in a personal vehicle to and from events within the state of Georgia. Learn more about the tournament staff positions below.
An Operations Intern is responsible for providing onsite support during tournaments for the GSGA Junior Tour. This position requires a good working knowledge of tournament operations and the ability to work effectively in a team setting.
A Tournament Intern is responsible for overseeing the onsite administration of tournaments for the GSGA Junior Tour. This position requires an elevated working knowledge of tournament operations and GSGA Junior Tour policies and best practices. Because of this, potential candidates for this position must have completed at least one prior season as an Operations Intern. The Tournament Intern also leads an onsite team of tournament staff who conduct the Tour’s events and activities. This position requires the ability to transport operational equipment to and from each event and the ability to learn and operate the Tour’s administration software.
Daily activities for tournament staff include: player registration, starting players, course marshaling, Rules officiating, scoring players, course clean up and overall supervision of the event.
USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr., Internship
The USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr., Internship provides an opportunity for experience in entry level golf administration to qualified individuals.
Prior to his death in 1991, P.J. Boatwright, Jr., served the game of golf for many years as the Executive Director of Rules and Competitions for the United States Golf Association. He was most prominent during the U.S. Open, where he oversaw every phase of the competition, from selection and setup of the courses to the conditions of play. Furthermore, he was always on call to settle rules questions and was generally considered the world’s leading authority on the Rules of Golf.
The USGA perpetuates a memorial tribute to P.J. Boatwright, Jr. through funding of the internship program for state and regional golf associations across the country. The GSGA will offer one paid, three-month internship within its Junior Golf department for 2021, with an opportunity to gain experience in other core functions and departments of the GSGA. The start date of the internship is flexible but will be no later than May 12, 2021.
GSGA Internship Activities: The orientation and training will include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas of service: assisting Junior Golf department with the administration of events, Rules of golf, course marking and set-up, customer service inquiries, managing and training of summer staff members and general office administration. If available, the intern may attend Boatwright Intern Orientation at USGA Headquarters in Far Hills, NJ, in May. USGA will pay for costs associated with attending the orientation including, transportation, hotel and meals.