The Gateway PGA REACH Foundation’s first PGA WORKS Fellow (2018-19), Fernando Molina has continued his career in the golf industry and has recently been hired as the Player Development Coordinator with the Kentucky PGA Section & Golf House Kentucky. He played a primary role in the implementation of Gateway PGA REACH Foundation on-site activation during the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club including: PGA Jr. League Day, PGA HOPE Secretary’s Cup, volunteers, and more.
Our second PGA WORKS Fellow (2019-20), Natalie Long, began her journey with us in May 2019. In her time as a PGA WORKS Fellow, Long has had a lead role in the organization and execution in several areas, including our summer Drive, Chip & Putt Competitions and our PGA HOPE Programs.
“As a PGA WORKS Fellow, not only do I have a seat at the table, but I get to have a voice at the table. It has been a challenge, a privilege, and an honor to step into such a role,” Natalie Long, Gateway PGA WORKS Fellow said. “In the last 6 months, I have developed tremendously personally and professionally through hands-on work experiences and mentor-ship. Without question, I have grown a hunger for a career in the industry and a passion for positively impacting lives through golf. I am excited for all the fellowship still has in store!”
The PGA WORKS Fellowship is one of the flagship programs of PGA REACH and operates in the following capacity:
- The Fellowship aspires to be the most valuable entry-level employment opportunity for individuals from diverse backgrounds to garner experience in all facets of the golf industry.
- The gender and ethnicity of leading golf organizations’ boards, senior leadership, and full time staff is homogeneous.
- The PGA WORKS Fellowship stands as a catalyst in transforming the face of golf to mirror the face of America.
- Throughout the 12-month fellowship, PGA WORKS Fellows take on responsibilities in the coordinating & hands-on execution of Foundation programs such as PGA HOPE, Drive Chip and Putt, PGA Jr. League.