Methodist University Golf Association

MU Golf Association 2018-19 Executive Board

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
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Tournament Directors
    • Majors Tournament Director
    • Monarch Tour Director
  • MUGA Teaching Club Director
  • Social Media Director

Meet the MUGA Executive Board

President – Owen Downard

Owen Downard

Major: Business Administration
Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Fort Thomas, KY
Internship Sites: Ballyhack Golf Club (Roanoke, VA), The Creek Club (Long Island, NY)
Career Aspirations: To become a Head Golf Professional at a high end private golf facility in the future.


Vice President – Lucas W. Spahl

Lucas W. Spahl

Major: Business Administration
Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Dudley, MA
Internship Sites: Patterson Club (Fairfield, CT), Myopia Hunt Club (S. Hamilton, MA)
Career Aspirations: To become a Head Golf Professional by the age of 30, and a PGA Master Professional in the future.


Treasurer – Zane Brownrigg

Zane Brownrigg

Major: Marketing
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Internship Sites: Myopia Hunt Club (S. Hamilton, MA)
Career Aspirations: To become a director of instruction at a private club.


Secretary – Carli Lynch

Carli Lynch

Major: Marketing
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Needham, MA
Internship Sites: The Patterson Club (Fairfield, CT)
Career Aspirations: To excel in the golf industry as a woman professional. I would like to become a Head Golf Professional at a high-end private facility.


Majors Tournaments Director – Erika Hallmark

Erika Hallmark

Major: Business Administration
Class Year: Senior
Hometown: American Canyon, CA
Internship Sites: Silverado Resort and Spa, Middle Atlantic PGA Section, Raintree Country Club
Career Aspirations: General Manager at a golf resort property.


Monarch Tour Director – Ryan Shuck

Ryan Shuck

Major: Business Administration
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bel Air, MD
Internship Sites: Country Club of the Rockies
Career Aspirations: Head Golf Professional at a high end private golf facility.


MUGA Teaching Club Director – Michael Foy

Michael Foy

Major: Business Administration
Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Elkhart, IN
Internship Sites: Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln, NE; Bethpage State Parks in Farmingdale, NY
Career Aspirations: I want to become a director of instruction


Social Media Director – Nicole Triano

Nicole Triano

Major: Business Administration
Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Cortlandt Manor, NY
Internship Sites: Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, IL and Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY.
Career Aspirations: I want to become a Head Golf Professional.


Class Representatives

Seniors: Alex Watson, Connor Evers, Dan Shephard, Peyton Durham
Juniors: Jake Poitras, Mason Scott, Steve Hopley, Morgan Bowen
Sophomores: Mariah Kuranga, Macrae Conrad, Ryan Shuck, Zander McCall
Freshman: Sam Marshall, Robert Fletcher, Nicholas Wallbank, Britney Tyndall