January 14, 2019 — Lafayette, Louisiana

The Louisiana Golf Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Conchita Stuhl as its 2019 USGA P.J. Boatwright Jr. Intern. During this internship, Conchita will learn about the many facets of golf administration while building strong industry experience. She will be assisting in office administration, communications, championships, course rating, member services, and social media among other things.

Conchita was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University completing her degree in Sports Management. She was introduced to the game of golf at the age of five and knew from a young age that she wanted to turn it into a career. “I want to give back to the sport that helped me grow as a person. I learned good sportsmanship, discipline, and have gained best friends through the game.” This is Conchita’s first time living in a new state. She is excited to be living in Lafayette, meeting new people, and getting to know the Louisiana culture.

“We are excited to welcome Conchita to the LGA team,” said Executive Director Logan Ray. “Her passion for the game will serve our organization well this year. We sincerely appreciate the continued support that the USGA has provided the LGA in the form of the P.J. Boatwright, Jr., internship program.  2019 is the twenty-fourth consecutive year of the LGA’s involvement with the program.  There is no question in my mind that the Boatwright internship program is the single most important program that the USGA has initiated in its support of the state and regional golf associations,” Ray added.

The USGA established the P.J. Boatwright Jr. Internship Program in 1991.  Named for the late P.J. Boatwright Jr., former Executive Director and Director of Rules and Competitions for the USGA, the program is a wonderful continuance of his legacy and service to the game. It is specifically designed to give experience to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in golf administration, while assisting state and regional golf associations in the promotion of amateur golf on a short-term, entry-level basis. All three full time LGA employees and its Senior Advisor Carr McCalla are former Boatwright interns. Stuhl will also get the opportunity to attend the 2019 Boatwright Intern Orientation at the USGA's Golf House headquarters complex in Far Hills, New Jersey in May.

The Louisiana Golf Association is the governing body for amateur golf in Louisiana and has served in that capacity since 1920. It serves approximately 90 member clubs and 14,000 individual members. The LGA is the only Allied Golf Association of the United States Golf Association in Louisiana. For more information on the LGA, including championships and other services, visit, or call the LGA office at 337-265-3938.