He has been working seven days a week, nine hours a day and expects to work 12 to 14 hours a day this week.
“It’s amazing how much has gotten done. I have learned all sorts of things, but the main thing is how to essentially put together a shop for a major event. Seeing all the work that must be put in is ridiculous,” he said.
He learned about the opportunity through UW-Stout, which previously has had PGA and Ryder Cup interns. He also has worked as an assistant pro and is thankful for this opportunity to help him decide what aspect of the industry he’d like to pursue upon graduation.
“It has been exciting realizing I am at the Ryder Cup. The chance to work at it is truly something awesome,” Griffin said.
Professor Kris Schoonover, golf management program director, is pleased to see more students take advantage of the high level opportunities.
“Wisconsin is the mecca of golf in the U.S. once again. Our students are located within miles of some of the world's best golf courses and events in the country. They have and are creating career paths not just in golf operations at green grass golf facilities, like Kohler, but also are learning about golf administration of a large-scale sporting event like the Ryder Cup,” Schoonover said.
“In addition, they are networking and experiencing the agencies, individuals and businesses involved in hosting the Ryder Cup. What a fantastic opportunity for hands-on learning through our internships, leading to permanent positions in the golf industry.”
The golf management program is part of UW-Stout’s School of Hospitality Leadership, which is ranked among the best in the world.