Hi All! My name is Chris McMillan and I am the new four-month intern for the Legends Junior Tour. I am from Winneconne, Wisc., which is a small town about an hour outside of Green Bay. I am currently studying marketing at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisc. and also hold a degree in Computer Networking. Back in Wisconsin, I work for the Menasha Joint School district as a Technology Support Technician and have been there for a little more than five years. I have also coached high school baseball, middle school track and field, as well as middle school football during my time at Menasha.
I am a huge sports fan and enjoy watching or playing just about any sport I can. I’ve been playing golf since I was 6 years old and also competed at the Varsity level my freshman year of high school. Nowadays, I enjoy golfing with friends any chance I get and trying out new courses. The Wisconsin golf season can sometimes last only four or five months, so I get my hacks in while I can!
Last summer, I decided to go back to school to broaden my skills with the goal of gaining employment in the sports world. Sports have been a big part of my life and after working in the technology field since 2011, I knew I needed to get on a path that led me back to the sports realm. That thought was merely just that about 12 months ago, a thought. That was, until I applied back to school, started taking classes, and then started looking for an internship that would help propel me into my new career path. I came across the P.J. Boatwright, Jr. internships that are offered across the country and decided to apply to the Texas Golf Association for their summer internship. I knew that it would probably be a long shot, but at the same time I was confident in my knowledge and work ethic if I were to get a chance to be a part of the organization. I went through the interview process and got the call back in February that they wanted to offer me the internship. I was ecstatic to begin my new journey in golf and officially began on May 2.
I hope to learn all the ins and outs that go with working for the Texas Golf Association and the Legends Junior Tour. I’m really excited to get to experience a whole new state in our travels this summer and to really understand all the behind the scenes work that goes into making a golf tournament a success. Already in the one day that I’ve been here, I see that there are many hard working men and women that make the whole operation tick. I hope that I can be even just a small part of helping make them successful!
Continuing with the “Favorite Five” theme, I will tell you some of my favorite places to go in Wisconsin if you ever get the chance to visit!
- Lambeau Field (Green Bay) – I might be slightly biased with this one but it
truly is a great atmosphere for football.
- The Wisconsin Dells
- Devil’s Lake State Park (Baraboo)
- Cave of the Mounds (Blue Mounds)
- Wyalusing State Park (Bagley)
Thanks for taking some time to learn a little about me and I look forward to the rest of the summer!
2017 LJT Intern