P.J. Boarwright STEM Research Internship

The STEM Golf Course Research Intern will focus on collecting and analyzing data relevant to pace of play, the USGA Handicap System, USGA Course Rating System and golf course maintenance activities.

Location: NJSGA - Kenilworth, NJ
Duration: 12 weeks

Position Summary:

The USGA, in partnership with the Chevron STEM program, has created a data research internship program for qualified individuals to support golf research initiatives by applying a variety of tools to collect data on golf courses throughout the country for both recreational and competitive play. Interns will be employed by the State/Regional Golf Association in their respective location.

The USGA currently has several ongoing initiatives that will benefit from the collection of on-course playing data. These initiatives include:

  • Studying pace of play for recreational and competitive golf
  • Updating Handicap and Course Rating Systems
  • Quantifying resource consumption in the maintenance of golf courses

The STEM Golf Course Research Intern will focus on collecting and analyzing data relevant to pace of play, the USGA Handicap System, USGA Course Rating System and golf course maintenance activities. The majority of this data will be collected by the intern during on-site visits to local courses. Office duties include compiling and archiving data, generating reports, and arranging upcoming data collection visits.

Duties

  • Distribute and collect miniature GPS data loggers to and from golfers
  • Collect daily course conditions and player information from local courses
  • Record shot time and position data on the golf course
  • Record and analyze scoring data and other data collected from courses and players
  • Generate reports on results of data analysis
  • Develop long term recommendations for future data collection/analysis

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted through March 31st. Please click on the following link to apply: 2014 PJB - STEM Research Internship - New Jersey .