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Sunny Harris Hutchinson PGA WORKS Fellowship

The PGA WORKS Fellowship is one of the flagship programs of PGA REACH. The PGA WORKS 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 Sunny Harris Hutchinson PGA WORKS Fellowship will go on in perpetuity in the Carolinas PGA Section and will continue to help evolve the changing demographic composition of the golf industry workforce so that it reflects the demographic composition of modern-day America.

A devoted mother, wife, sister, and daughter, as well as a graduate of Charlotte Latin and Davidson College, Sara went by her popular nickname of “Sunny.” She was a project interior designer and commercial broker at Lincoln Harris, the firm started by her father, Charlotte real estate developer, and Quail Hollow Club President Johnny Harris. Sunny had a true passion for the game of golf and was largely involved in the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club, as well as the Wells Fargo Championship. She passed away suddenly in February 2018, at the age of 43. The Fellowship serves as a lasting tribute to her loving memory, as well as her admiration for the game of golf.

“PGA REACH Carolinas will proudly pay tribute to the legacy of Sunny Harris Hutchinson and her incredible passion for the game, by naming one of the most significant and inspirational programs of PGA REACH in the Carolinas in her memory,” said former PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua. “Designed with a focus on foundation programming, the Fellowship will also positively impact lives through golf for years to come.”

The PGA WORKS Fellowship is intended to engage a diverse group of participants. Collectively, they represent a wide array of demographics—including various genders, ages, races/colors, national origin/ancestries, sexual orientation, disabilities, and veteran status—although all are welcome to apply.

Jordan Young is named 2023 PGA WORKS Fellow

A proud lifelong native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Jordan was raised as a basketball coach’s son, but picked up baseball at an early age. Upon graduating high school, he attended North Carolina A&T State University where he graduated with his B.S. in Marketing in May of 2023. During his time at A&T, he was able to intern with the athletic department for three years and was part of the 2022 cohort of the Black Sports Business Academy – to which he credits jumpstarted his early career in sports. Jordan is excited to learn all about the golf industry and the many opportunities that it will provide!

Caroline Riggs is named PGA REACH Events Coordinator

As our 6th PGA WORKS Fellow, Caroline Riggs was an instrumental part of REACH Carolinas’ success in the 2023 season. Since her departure from the Carolinas Section, she has secured a position with the PGA of America as the PGA REACH Events Coordinator! In her role, she will assist in creating, planning, developing and executing 15-20 national REACH events throughout the calendar year. The Carolinas PGA congratulates Caroline and is excited to continue to work with her moving forward!

Past Carolinas PGA WORKS Fellows

Current Fellow: Jordan Young

2023: Caroline Riggs

2022: Mia Hayasaki

2021-March 2022: Hannah Gostonczik

2019- 2020: Gabriella Rivera-Garcia

2018-2019: Telvin Walker

2017-2018: Jessica Asbury

Help us REACH our GOAL!

Help us reach $300,000 to support PGA WORKS in the Carolinas!

Sara "Sunny" Harris Hutchinson PGA WORKS Fellowship

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