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Three EKU students intern at The Masters in Augusta, Ga.

l-r: Chris Bunge, Mikal Harpster, Tyler Brightwell

Three students from the PGA Golf Management (PGA/GM) program at Eastern Kentucky University received internships at the 2014 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., from April 7–13.

Tyler Brightwell, a junior from Georgetown, In., interned for Peter Millar, a high-quality sportswear designer, specializing in golf attire.

Chris Bunge, a junior from Lexington, Ky., interned for the Master’s Collection, the apparel line exclusive to the tournament.

Mikal Harpster, a junior from Warrenton, Mo., interned for Magnolia Lane, a women’s collection by Peter Millar.

All three of these students were heavily involved in merchandising operations with their respective employers. Their duties included selling apparel, re-stocking product, engaging patrons, and coordinating with other employees during the length of the tournament.

“It’s like Black Friday every single day of the tournament,” said Brightwell referencing the high volume of customers and the quickness of which product moves.

High profile experiences like this help prepare students for exciting careers in the golf industry and help broaden their network. These students had the opportunity to be exposed to big names such as former Los Angeles Clippers guard Kerry Kittles and Johnny Manziel, as well as golf club designers like Bob Vokey and Scotty Cameron.

“You can’t really describe how much work goes into creating a memorable experience for the patron,” commented Brightwell.

EKU’s PGA/GM program continues producing high-quality professionals and boast 100 percent job placement to date.

- written by Andrew J. Stofleth, Student Assistant
EKU College of Business and Technology

Published on April 14, 2014

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