Christie Austin

USGA Treasurer 

C Austin  

Christie Austin, of Cherry Hills Village, Colo., is in her sixth year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee and first as treasurer.

Austin is retired from Marsico Capital Management, LLC, a Denver-based asset management firm. Austin, a CPA, served as MCM’s chief financial officer from its formation in 1997 until 2003 and executive vice president from 2003 to January 2007. Prior to 1997, she helped found Englewood Mortgage Company in 1987 with her husband, Bob. They have two children, Michael and Julie. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado.

In addition to her professional activities, she has served on the board of directors for the Sports Women of Colorado and Girls, Inc., of Denver, and currently is a member of the boards of The First Tee, the Colorado Women’s Golf Association and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

She has been involved in the three most recent USGA championships held at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, where Austin is a member. She served as vice chairman of the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open, and was registration chairman for the 1993 U.S. Senior Open. In 2012, she served as chairman of the registration committee for the 2012 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills.

Austin has qualified for nine U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships and one USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, with her most recent appearances coming in 2010 at both championships. She has won 14 club championships and 15 various state championships in Colorado and Arizona, and most recently won the 2010 Women’s Trans National Golf Association Four-Ball Championship in San Antonio, Texas.

Austin chairs the Audit and Rules of Golf committees and also serves on the Amateur Public Links, Championship, Compensation, Finance, Management and Joint Rules of Golf committees.

Partner Links
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image

The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

Chevron image

Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

Rolex image

IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

AmEx image

Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit

AmEx image
American Express

Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit

AmEx image