For more than a century, the MGA has been a steward of the amateur game in our state. What began in 1901 with seven member clubs and a goal to identify the best amateur player, today encompasses nearly 400 member clubs and 35 state championships and national qualifiers, plus many additional regional, high school/prep, collegiate and club competitions.
In addition to tournament volunteers and its Board of Directors, the MGA employs a year-round professional staff, seasonal and part-time staff including internships. While some staff are focused "inside the ropes" on tournament operations, much effort goes into for-the-good-of-the-game programs and initiatives outside of competition: the Rules of Amateur Status, Rules of Golf education, support of the USGA Handicap System, charitable support, player development outreach, media relations and member communications are just a few of the ways MGA serves the game for all golfers in Minnesota.
The MGA partners with the USGA to offer opportunities for individuals interested in a future in golf administrators. Called the P.J. Boatwright Internship, the MGA is offering several internships for the 2021 season (see the job descriptions on this page).
Below are the current opportunities open at the MGA.