Golfers know the United States Golf Association as the governing body that makes up the rules we all play by. But what else does the USGA do? Golf Digest’s Hally Leadbetter spent a week interning at USGA’s headquarters in New Jersey to find out.
The USGA is hosting a Leadership Academy for the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf team, and Hally is enlisted to help teach clinics and talk about potential career choices within golf. She also gets the full scoop on this organization’s remarkable work with young female golfers.
Hally’s last day as a USGA intern is spent at Rutgers University learning more about how the USGA partners with research universities across the country to develop better turf grasses. This vital work addresses key issues such as water and resource consumption and turf disease to help build a sustainable future for the game and Hally walks away with a new appreciation for turf.