Methodist University Golf Association

The Methodist University Golf Association is a student-run and operated organization committed to improving and promoting the nation’s top PGA Golf Management program.  Our various events, on campus projects, and volunteer work continually develop and distinguish our program as well as encourage leadership, teamwork, and participation.  This dedication reflects the pride we take in our program and the impact of a successful student organization.

All full time day students enrolled in the PGA Golf Management Program at Methodist University will be members of the Methodist University Golf Association (MUGA).  As MUGA members, students will gain valuable experience and knowledge that will help them pursue their careers as college graduates and future PGA members.

The Board of Directors shall be composed of the following members.  These shall include: 

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Tournament Directors
    • Majors Tournament Director
    • Monarch Tour Director
       

Meet the MUGA Executive Board

MUGA Executive Board
Alec Brown, Dan Shepherd, Nicholas Hallowell, Connor Evers, Kerry Connors, Ryan Palmer

President - Nick Hallowell

Nick Hallowell, MUGA President

Major: Marketing with a concentration in PGA Golf Management
Year: Junior
Hometown: Montvale, NJ
Internships: Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, PA; The Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, NJ
Career Aspirations: Attain the degree of Masters of Marketing MBA. To have a role in the sales area of a golf apparel company or become a Head Golf Professional at a green grass facility.

Vice President - Dan Shepherd

Dan Shepard, MUGA Vice President

Major: Business Administration with a concentration in PGA Golf Management
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY
Internships: Vineyard Golf Club, Edgartown, MA
Career Aspirations: To become a Head Golf Professional at a high end private club.

Treasurer - Alec Brown

Alec Brown, MUGA Treasurer

Major: Business Administration with a concentration in PGA Golf Management
Year: Senior
Hometown: North Andover, MA
Internships: The Country Club (Brookline), Chestnut Hill, MA; Sankaty Head Golf Club, Siasconset, MA; Grandfather Country Club, Linville, NC
Career Aspirations: I hope to work as an Assistant Professional after my completion of the program in the northeast and travel south in the winters. Ultimately I aspire to be a Director of Golf in the Northeast at a High End Private golf facility.

Secretary - Connor Evers

Connor Evers, MUGA Secretary

Major: Marketing with a concentration in PGA Golf Management
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Clinton, Iowa
Internships: The Ridge Club, Sandwich, MA
Career Aspirations: Marketing in product development for Titleist

Majors Tournament Director - Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer, Major Tournaments Director

Major: Business Administration with a concentration in PGA Golf Management
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Internships: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT; TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA; TPC Potomac, Potomac, MD
Career Aspirations: To become a Head Golf Professional / Director of Golf in the PGA Tour's TPC Network.

Monarch Tour Director - Kerry Connors

Kerry Connors, Monarch Tour Director

Major: Business Administration with a concentration in PGA Golf Management
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moscow, PA
Internships: Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY (1st & 3rd); Sunriver Resort, Bend OR
Career Aspirations: I want to become a Director of Golf at a small private facility. My super long term goal is to eventually design a golf course.

MUGA Teaching Club - Andrew Losey

Andrew Losey, MUGA Teaching Club

Major: Marketing with a concentration in PGA Golf Management
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Wilton, NY
Internships: The Patterson Club, Fairfield, CT
Career Aspirations: Teaching Professional
 

Class Representatives

Seniors: Kerry Connors, Joe Storbakken, Jonathan Price
Juniors:  Gunnar Riley, Corey P. Johnson, Adam Patronik
Sophomores: Chris Drysdale, Alex Watson, Jake Bosse
Freshmen: Owen Downard, Lucas Spahl, Kurtis Tisch

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