Lafayette, La – January 31, 2023
The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) is proud to announce the hiring of Maili Bartz as its 2023 P.J. Boatwright Intern. Bartz, a recent graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing, is excited to put everything she has learned in the classroom to use in the professional world and immerse herself in the sport of golf. She will take on a role in communications, marking the first time the LGA has created this specific position for one of its interns.
A native of DeRidder, Louisiana, Bartz is a highly motivated, passionate, and proficient communications professional. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she gained a strong understanding of the importance of effective communication in building and maintain relationships with various stakeholders. She is currently continuing her education by pursuing a Masters in Business Administration Degree from ULL. With a proven track record of excellence in academia and previous job positions, she has developed a diverse set of skills that will be an asset to any organization.
“I’m thrilled to be starting my career at such a respected and well-established organization like the Louisiana Golf Association,” said Bartz. “I look forward to learning from the experienced team and making a valuable contribution to the organization’s communications and marketing efforts.”
As the communications intern, Bartz will be responsible for enhancing the LGA’s brand, creating digital content, working to provide value-added benefits for LGA member clubs and individual members, and sharing the “good of the game” message on behalf of the LGA and United States Golf Association (USGA).
“We are excited to welcome Maili to the LGA team,” said LGA Executive Director Logan Ray. “Her marketing acumen will help us promote the game and fulfill our strategic plan. There is no question in my mind that the Boatwright internship program is the single most important program that the USGA has initiated in support of its Allied Golf Associations. We are grateful for the USGA’s funding and the positive impact it allows us to make in Louisiana.”
In 1991, the USGA established the P.J. Boatwright Jr. Internship Program. This program is designed to give experience to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in golf administration, while assisting Allied Golf Associations in the promotion of amateur golf, on a short-term, entry level basis.
Each internship is different, since the needs vary from association to association. An intern may help conduct championships, junior golf programs, membership services, and other general activities that promote the best interests of golf. Arrangements for multiple summer employment are possible as well. The nature of this internship will test one’s patience, initiative and decision-making abilities, as well as one’s ability to endure long hours and hard work. The LGA’s intern will be introduced to all facets of golf administration.
A prospective intern should demonstrate strong managerial potential and a sufficient interest in golf. Golf associations that participate in the Internship Program will provide an appropriate level of orientation and ongoing training and attention. Each intern becomes an employee of the golf association, which will have primary responsibility for recruitment, and sole responsibility for compensation, and supervision. Upon completion of the program, the USGA receives evaluations from both the association and the intern.
We wish Maili all the best as she begins her internship on February 1st and are excited to see the contributions she will make to the Louisiana Golf Association throughout her time here. Maili will soon be joined by two other LGA interns: Heidi Hesse (starting mid-February/6 months) and Ryan Fulton (starting mid-May/3 ½ months). For more information on the USGA Boatwright Program visit P.J. Boatwright Internship Program (usga.org)