DALLAS—The TGA Foundation announced today that applications are currently being accepted for the popular TGA Works Internship program.  The program provides paid summer internships to high school students to work at TGA member clubs and gain an introduction to job opportunities in the golf industry.  The TGA Foundation plans to award four TGA Works grants for 2017 to fund interns in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin.

According to the National Golf Foundation, the golf industry as a whole has a $68 billion economic impact on the U.S. economy. From careers in agronomy and food and beverage to finance and business management to club professionals and retail sales, the golf industry offers a truly broad spectrum of career choices. The TGA Works program provides an entry point to the myriad life paths available in golf.

Potential interns must have a golf background and be involved in an organized junior golf program, such as their high school golf team and a First Tee or LPGA/USGA Girls Golf program.  The students in the program get a paid summer job and they also receive one free golf lesson every week of the 10-week program that begins in mid-June. Perhaps best of all, the interns gain valuable experience in a variety of golf industry positions to help them consider viable career options.  The Member Clubs get access to motivated young people with a golf background to fill seasonal employment needs. Additionally, the clubs gain the opportunity to train potential future employees.  Grant funding from the TGA Foundation offsets a large portion of the personnel costs. 

“It’s a win-win-win in that we’re helping introduce young people to the possibilities of a career in golf, our Member Clubs receive employment help and the TGA Foundation is able to give back to the golf community”, said Stacy Dennis, the TGA’s Managing Director of the TGA Foundation.  “This really could be an opportunity of a lifetime.”

For more information or to apply for the TGA Works program, click here.