Lauren Shelly's rise through the ranks of the AJGA began with an internship in 2008. Courtesy Lauren Shelly
Given Lauren Shelly’s passion for the American Junior Golf Association and growing the game at all levels, it’s hard to imagine she was once unfamiliar with the golf industry.
While her family members were all avid golfers itching to book their next tee time, Shelly did not grow up playing the sport. She had a broad understanding of the game, but her personal experience started and ended with miniature golf.
That all changed in a major way. Shelly has spent the past 16 years with the AJGA and is now the vice president of human resources, making a substantial impact on the organization and beyond.
The unexpected path to the golf industry started after she graduated from Elon University in 2007 with a degree in communications. A family friend recommended the AJGA internship, and Shelly was soon invited to that year’s Intern Rec...
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