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Contact info:

Cole Mize, PGA
Director
PGA Golf Management Program
College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-9773
Email: colem@uidaho.edu

Student Internship Experiences


Greg Wagner - Senior

Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara, Ca provided me with my unforgettable experiences on my 2011 summer internship. I was able to share these experiences with two interns from New Mexico and two from UNLV. The staff was welcoming and made us feel a part of the team immediately. We completed seminars dealing with organization and technology, club fitting and repair, leadership, teaching and even spent a day working on the maintence crew. By the end of the summer I had given golf lessons, worked in the golf shop and outdoor service, played golf all around Southern Ca, became a certified Titliest Club Fitter and even spent 36 holes with Michael Jordan.


Daniel Burns - Junior

As an intern at TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club, I received great guidance from the PGA professional staff, as well as from the regular staff. They offered a great atmosphere where I had the opportunities I both wanted and needed to further my knowledge of the golf industry. I started working outside services and before long I was working as an assistant in the pro shop, providing me with experience that I wasn't expecting when I began this job. I got to help with junior camps and had times when I was given the opportunity to supervise the outside service crew. I was able to delegate tasks to everyone the way I best saw fit. I felt that the willingness of the head pro and assistant pro to trust me with that and to allow me to make mistakes along with allowing me to succeed, made them great overseers for a PGM intern. I also had the opportunity to stay longer and work a PGA Champions Tour event in the Boeing Classic. It turned out to be a lot of fun. Overall, I had a great experience and couldn't have asked for a better staff to work with.


Tanner Clarke - Junior

Pronghorn Golf Club is a very unique facility as it has a Jack Nicklaus Course and a Tom Fazio course side by side. The great aspect about this internship is that it enables you to work with the public and the members. During this internship I was able to understand the differences when dealing with a member and a regular customer. Pronghorn also held numerous tournaments for the public like the Legends of Oregon tournament and tournaments for members as well. This internship I completed was part of the member services crew that attends to the members when they arrive, play golf, and when they leave. If you work hard during this internship your supervisors will see that and even promote you to higher responsibility level jobs, as I was during my internship. I was also able to play both the courses at ProngHorn to many times to count. ProngHorn was a great internship for me as I learned a lot about how to deal with just about anything. The real only downside was having to drive 15 miles to work, but other than that ProngHorn has been my best internship experience yet.


Chang Han - Sophomore

My first internship was with "Walter Hall Golf Club," in the North Seattle, Washington area. The course is an 18 holes public course. I think this course is one of the most popular and busier courses in the Seattle area because the green fees are extremely cheap compared to the other golf courses in the area. The course has a lot of tournaments such as men's club and lady's club. They also have many foreign customers. My role at the golf club was to make tee time, teach juniors, and help with some golf tournaments. Teaching junior's was a great experience for me. For tournaments, I was a marshal, scored scored cards and prepared awards among several other things. Everything was so fun and helpful for my career in golf.