Bill Penn Internship Program
One of life’s great accomplishments may be finding employment that is fun, exciting and fulfilling. The Bill Penn Internship Program provides high school golfers an introduction to the vast network of jobs, mentors and interests that the golf community provides. The TGA Foundation works with community groups like First Tee programs, and the Texas Junior Golf Alliance to carefully select motivated high school age students. Prospective interns complete a thorough application process detailing their interests and goals and are interviewed by both the TGA representative and their prospective club. Once hired, interns work on a rotating schedule providing them with opportunities to work in multiple areas of club operations. As part of the club commitment, interns are also given opportunities to learn and play the game of golf. The clubs gain access to young people with a golf background to fill seasonal employment needs and up to $3,000 in grant funding from the TGA Foundation to offset the personnel costs.
Bill Penn was a previous Executive Director for the Texas Golf Association and a true ambassador of the game. His commitment to growing the game was demonstrated by a lifetime of giving to the game as a volunteer and professional golf administrator.
*Due to COVID-19 the TGA has made the difficult decision to cancel the Bill Penn Internship program for 2020.*
Any questions can be directed to Kelly Kilgo at [email protected].
- Introduce motivated youth to the many highly respected jobs and careers available in the golf industry.
- Help TGA clubs invest in their local communities.
- Help grow the game with golf instruction and course access for high school golfers.
Benefits of the Bill Penn Internships
|For Clubs||For Interns|
|Invest in the youth of your local community||Real, paid summer employment|
|Find motivated summer staff||Introduction to careers in golf|
|Up to $3,000 in grant funding to offset intern wages||Develop social and professional skills|
|Train potential long-term employees||Build self-esteem|
|Grow the game and enrich the lives of junior golfers||Professional golf instruction and course access|
Host Clubs and Interns
|2019||Christian Cargile: Quail Valley, Missouri City|
Anola Chanthalangsy: Fort Worth, Mira Vista Country Club
Cade Cook: Carrollton, Indian Creek Golf Club
|2018||Natalyah Guerrero: Austin, Great Hills Country Club|
Claire Kirby: Lubbock, Lubbock Country Club
Andy Cortez: Harlingen, Harlingen Country Club
Jackson Newsum: Dallas / Fort Worth West, Vaquero Club
Jack McKay: Houston, River Oaks Country Club
|2017||Annaliesia Salazar: Dallas, Dallas Athletic Club |
Alyssa Trevino: Houston, River Oaks Country Club
|2016||Stephen McNierny: San Antonio, Golf Club of Texas|
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