Max is currently one of the Boatwright Interns at the PNGA/WSGA offices, and he’s very happy to say so. He is a student at Pierce College in Puyallup, Wash., working toward an Associates in Technology degree, as working on computers and a lot of things “tech” is a big passion of his. With golf being a close runner-up in his list of priorities, he wants to combine his two passions. Before starting his internship, Max worked at The Home Course for seven years. “So far my workplace has always been in the golf industry and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” he says.
What do you like about the golf industry?
I would have to say the sport itself. The fact that it requires a calm head and focusing on the next shot is very similar to life. It’s important to not forget what you did wrong but to focus on what it will take to get back on track. I have a high appreciation for the game because it has taught me very valuable lessons on how to live life happily.
What do you find most interesting about living in the Pacific Northwest?
I find the scenery to be some of the best. No matter where you are there is never anything dull happening in the background, with lots of identifying features. It makes golfing out in the region gorgeous, even when my game isn't exactly a hundred percent.