John M. Bodenhamer
Senior Managing Director, Rules, Competitions & Equipment Standards
John Bodenhamer joined the United States Golf Association as senior managing director of Rules, Competitions & Equipment Standards in June 2011. In this role, he oversees the competition side of the USGA’s national championships, as well as its Rules of Golf and Amateur Status programs.
Previously, Bodenhamer served in a number of golf leadership positions, including as CEO and executive director of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, CEO and executive director of the Washington State Golf Association and executive director of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. He was also CEO for The Home Course in DuPont, Wash., which served as the companion course for the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay.
During his career, Bodenhamer worked on a variety of USGA committees, including the Regional Associations, the Amateur Status and Handicap Procedure Committees. In 2000-01, he was president of the International Association of Golf Administrators and was a founding member of 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 1989 to 1990.
Bodenhamer graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and was a member of the Cougars’ golf team that won the Division I national team title in 1981. He won both the Pacific Northwest Junior Championship and Washington State Junior Championship in 1978 and the Washington State Amateur in 1981. A two-time Alaska State Open champion, he played in the 1984 and 1985 U.S. Amateurs.