By Laney Mullaney and Sofia Pettersson, Communications Interns
The Coca-Cola Junior Championship/Junior All-Star marked the last tournament of Intern Team 5’s schedule. In order to get the most out of the experience Communications Interns Laney and Sofia decided to join their operations teammates setting hole locations. Despite pouring rain and temperatures just over 50 degrees, Sofia and Laney were excited to expand their knowledge about the operations side of the internship.
Although there is a constant but friendly competition between the operations and the communications interns in terms of who finishes first and whose job is really the most important or requires the most skill, the teammates are willing to help each other out when possible. For example, Tournament Assistant Eric Mielcusny was not afraid to show off his communications side as he helped out with registration photography.
As the summer has gone by the operations and communications interns have enjoyed cross training to get a feel of all the different aspects of running some of the world’s biggest junior golf events. Us communications interns rank our favorite operations task:
1. Tent tops and table skirts
2. Hole locations
3. Monitoring pace of play
While we have found that the operations interns especially enjoy photography, starting and proofing scorecards.
Water Roving to the next level
Carrabassett Valley provided an outpouring of volunteers with 60 positions filled each day by members of the course and local residents of Sugarloaf. All “Sugarloafers” were excited to have the opportunity to help in any way from live scoring to shuttle driving at the Coca-Cola Junior Championship/Coca-Cola Junior All-Star.
Water roving is usually done while AJGA staff are on the course rules officiating, but at Sugarloaf Pat Willihan and Reggie Gordon are on the job making sure coolers are filled to the brim. Those on the course reported seeing the rovers circling every ten minutes just to make sure a cooler doesn’t diminish on their watch. When asked why they do it, the water rovers said they enjoy being able to help the kids. Sweet and simple creates the best motivation for the AJGA volunteers in Carrabassett Valley.
Kerry Audet and Greg Shaw shuttled players on No. 10.
Volunteers of all ages helped out by spotting balls on the course.
Intern Team 5 says thank you for a great summer after being on the road since May. The team has traveled all over the Northeast, running 13 tournaments. This has been a summer we will always remember!