Bodenhamer named USGA senior managing director

By |  June 29, 2011

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced that John Bodenhamer has been hired as the association’s senior managing director of Rules, Competitions and Amateur Status.

In his new position. Bodenhamer will oversee the competition side of the USGA’s national championships and report to USGA Executive Director Mike Davis. He also will work closely with USGA Managing Director of Rules & Competitions Jeff Hall.

“I am thrilled that John will be joining our staff,” said Davis in a press release. “He brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge to the USGA, and his background in golf administration will be an incredible asset to the Association.”

Bodenhamer, 49, has served as the CEO and executive director of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association since 1990; the CEO and executive director of the Washington State Golf Association since 1992; and executive director of the Pacific Coast Golf Association since 1998. He also serves as the CEO for The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

Bodenhamer also has served on several USGA committees, including the Regional Associations Committee, the Amateur Status Committee and the Handicap Procedure Committee. He served as president of the International Association of Golf Administrators in 2000-2001 and sits on the board of directors for the First Tee of Greater Seattle.

Prior to joining the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, Bodenhamer served as a member of the judiciary committee staff for U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, from 1988 to 1990. Bodenhamer earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University and was a member of the Cougars’ golf team that won the Division I national team title in 1981. He also is a two-time Alaska State Open champion.

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