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Kelsey Chugg Joins UGA Staff As USGA Boatwright Intern
Kelsey Chugg, reigning two-time Utah State Women’s Amateur champion, and a recent graduate of Weber State University, has joined the Utah Golf Association staff as this year’s USGA Boatwright Intern.
“We are very pleased to have her on board for this golfing season,” said UGA Executive Director Bill Walker. “She brings a lot of experience from the playing side of tournaments and that perspective will be a big help on the administrative side.”
The Boatwright Internship is funded by a grant from the United States Golf Association.
“I’m pleased to get this opportunity to learn the administrative side of golf,” Kelsey said. “As a player I’ve been the beneficiary of all the behind the scenes effort that goes into making successful tournaments and now I will get the chance to learn that aspect of golf.”
She played on the Weber State golf team and graduated summa cum laude last April. She was Academic and Athletic All American for three years. She was born in Ogden, but grew up in Arizona.
Walker said, “She will be involved in all aspects of the UGA with the main focus being on our women’s golf programs. She will learn the rules, handicapping, course rating, and help with men’s tournaments. She will be plenty busy.”
As the two-time defending champion she will be playing in the Utah State Women’s Amateur Championship and the Mary Lou Baker Open, “and hopefully I will be able to find some time to practice.”
Walker noted’ “These internships provided by the USGA are a vital resource to state and regional golf associations. We would not be able to conduct the programs that we currently offer without the additional assistance.”
The UGA staff includes Bill Walker, Executive Director, Jacob Miller, Director of Rules and Competitions; Lisa Imamura, comptroller; Jeremy Bates, Director of IT and Membership Services, and Shauna Newren, Membership and Administration.