Long-time PNGA executive director will leave to take job with the USGA

Updated: June 30, 2011

John Bodenhamer, the longtime CEO and Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) and the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA), has accepted a position on the senior staff of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and will be taking over his new duties at the USGA offices no later than August 1.

Bodenhamer will join the USGA as the Senior Managing Director of Rules, Competitions & Amateur Status. Among other duties, he will oversee the conduct of the USGA’s national championships, and will report to new USGA Executive Director Mike Davis.

Bodenhamer, 49, has become synonymous with golf in the Pacific Northwest, and his departure is bittersweet. “The PNGA and golf in the Northwest have been very fortunate to have had such a tremendous leader for the past 21 years,” said PNGA President, Dr. Jack Lamey.

The Board of Directors for both the PNGA and WSGA are working on choosing a successor and expect a rapid and smooth transition.

Bodenhamer served as the CEO and Executive Director of the PNGA since 1990, the CEO and Executive Director of the WSGA since 1992, and Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Golf Association since 1998.