In early April, four Campbell University PGA Golf Management students had the opportunity to work at The Masters golf tournament hosted at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA.
“Being able to work The Masters was an experience unlike any other” said Parker Spear, senior PGA Golf Management student and MBA candidate. “This is the tournament that got me into the game of golf, so to be able to come full circle, and be a part of something so big, was really special to me.”
Parker Spear, Jack Wredberg, Adam Strassner, and Connor Woods worked in the merchandise operation at Augusta National – which sold over $70 million in hats, shirts, and other memorabilia over the seven-day stretch.
“Learning what goes into the merchandise operations at The Masters not only taught me so much, but made me feel confident enough to handle any merchandise operation in the future” said Jack Wredberg, sophomore PGA Golf Management student.
Students learned to handle the challenges that come with such an immense operation, while simultaneously providing the highest level of customer service expected by The Masters’ patrons.
This experience also allowed our students to connect with dozens of students from other PGA Golf Management programs, as well as other PGA Professionals.
Senior PGA Golf Management student, Adam Strassner shared, “My favorite part of the experience was being able to network with and work alongside fellow golf professionals and students from around the country. I cannot wait to come back next year.”
The School of Business has established a great working relationship with Augusta National over the years. This traditionally allows us to recommend our top students to attend this amazing opportunity in the future.