FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The Tennessee Golf Association is excited to welcome four new interns to the team for the 2022 season. Representing four different states across the country, the TGA is excited have them learn and grow within the golf industry. Get to know a little bit about them below!
Ainsley joins the TGA all the way from SeaTac, Washington, just outside of Seattle. Ainsley is working on a double major in Sport Management and Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University. She started playing golf last year and is loving every minute she spends out on the course. "I chose the TGA internship to learn more about tournament operations and events."
Favorite Food: Pesto pasta
Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother Least
Favorite Golf Club: Putter because I need to practice more
Hobbies outside of golf: Hiking, baking, trying new restaurants, hanging out with my fellow interns
Fun Fact: I have two cats named Ruben and Marlo
Camille comes to the TGA from Belden, Mississippi, but is familiar with courses across Tennessee because she plays college golf and studies Communication Sciences and Disorders (Pre-Speech Pathology) at Freed-Hardeman University in Jackson, Tennessee. "I chose to accept the internship because it allows me to work with the sport I love and meet different people."
Favorite Food: Anything sweet
Favorite TV Show: Pretty much all reality TV
Favorite Golf Club: Driver because it's the only one I can hit at the moment
Hobbies outside of golf: Being outside, running, hanging out with my friends
Fun Fact: I play college golf at Freed-Hardeman University
A Morristown, Tennessee-native, Isaiah is excited to work for the TGA this summer as he works towards a degree in Sports and Recreation Management at East Tennessee State University. While he’s proud to call himself a Buccanneer, Isaiah loves to sport his Tennessee Orange while cheering on the Volunteers. "I took this role with the TGA because I want to pursue a career in golf and I even played in TGA events growing up so I want to give back to the organization that helped my love for the game grow."
Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo
Favorite TV Show: Yellowstone and Ted Lasso
Favorite Golf Club: My 8 iron due to how consistent I hit it on a daily basis.
Hobbies outside of golf: Traveling, attending sporting events, shopping, hunting and fishing
Fun Fact: I iron a majority of my clothes on a daily basis
JD didn’t have to travel far when accepting the position at the TGA since he’s studying Sports Administration at Belmont University. He is, however, pretty far from Eagle, Idaho, which JD calls home. "I chose to accept the internship because it gave me an opportunity to travel the state and learn how to run golf tournaments."
Favorite Food: Hamburgers
Favorite TV Show/Movie: NCIS and The Sandlot
Favorite Golf Club: I have a love/hate relationship with my driver, but I love being able to smack the ball far
Hobbies outside of golf: Snowboarding, camping, hanging out with friends
Fun Fact: I am a part of the broadcasting team for Belmont Athletics
Next time you see the crew out on the course, be sure to say hi!