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Staff Spotlight: Jacob Kennedy

Staff Spotlight is a weekly feature that helps showcase some of the incredible members of the AJGA staff
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Fast Facts

  • Name: Jacob Kennedy
  • Hometown: Heath, Ohio
  • Internship Year(s): Summer 2019, Summer 2020
  • Began Full-Time: May 2021
  • Role(s) during time w/ AJGA: Operations Intern, Tournament Assistant, Tournament Coordinator
  • College/Graduation Date: Ohio University, May 2021
  • Major/Minor: Sport Management Major, Business Analytics Minor
  • Favorite TV show: The Office
  • Favorite movie: We Are Marshall
  • Favorite artist: Drake
  • Favorite sports teams: Michigan Wolverines football/basketball, Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers
  • Number of states traveled to: 24
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Get to know Jacob

  • What's one thing people don't know about you? I have broken both of my arms at the same time...
  • Were you involved in golf before the AJGA? How were you introduced? My dad taught me to play in middle school and I was quickly addicted. I played through high school and for two years in college.
  • What sports did you play growing up? Baseball, basketball, golf (played collegiately), track, soccer
  • What's your favorite AJGA experience/memory? Flying to North Carolina on my switch week to work the Wyndham Invitational and spending way too much time at a local bowling alley.
  • What's your favorite thing to do outside of the AJGA and golf? Playing NBA2K and tennis!
  • What's the best day or moment of your life to this point? The day I got into a Twitter debate with Stephen A. Smith (and won).
  • What's your favorite interaction with a junior/sponsor/alumni/etc? Having a full conversation with David Abeles, the CEO of TaylorMade, during my first tournament and not realizing who he was until afterwards.
  • What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? "Giving direction is different than giving directions."
  • What's your dream golf foursome and why? Me, LeBron James, Tom Brady and Tiger Woods so I can pick their brains on what it took to get to where they are.
  • What would you do if you won the lottery? Invest in Bitcoin. Enough said.
  • Would you rather be the best player on a horrible team or the worst player on a great team? The worst player on a great team. You play to win, not to put up stats!