Through the support of PGA Reach, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America, the Wisconsin Section provides a one-year, paid immersion to help staff our Foundation operations. The fellowship is a program that offers access and experience to individuals from diverse backgrounds—whether by gender, age, race or color, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, religion or Veteran status—in the area of golf administration. Currently there are fellows in eleven PGA Sections across the country. This entry-level employment experience offers a taste of what a career in the golf industry can provide.
Typically the Fellowship application opens in the Fall of each year. For more information visit https://www.pgareach.org/pgaworks/fellowship
Annually the Wisconsin PGA Junior Foundation hires 3 to 4 interns to learn the aspects of golf administration. Generally the job bulletin is posted on the Junior Foundation website in the Fall of each year https://wiscjuniorgolf.com/internships
Ryan Holland, PGA serves as the PGA Career Consultant for the PGA of America serving the Illinois and Wisconsin PGA Sections.
Holland holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, where he graduated cum laude. Holland has a wide range of experience during his 20 years in the golf industry, including serving as Assistant Golf Professional at Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, IL, from 2002 to 2004, and at Barrington Hills Country Club in Barrington, IL, until 2012. From there, Holland became Senior Relationship Manager for PGA Magazine, where he was directly responsible for over 400 conferences and events during his 10 year tenure, including the PGA Golf Professional of the Year Conference, PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Conference, and PGA Merchandiser of the Year Conference. In 2022, he joined the PGA of America Career Services team to assist PGA Members, employers and golf industry professionals in the Illinois and Wisconsin PGA Sections.
Holland has been active in the Illinois Section throughout his career, serving on the Employment Committee, the Public Relations Committee, and as an Officer for the Section’s Assistants Association. In 2008, he was honored as the Illinois PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. Holland lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with his wife Tünde and two children, Preston & Allison.