Thomas J. O’Toole Jr.
USGA Vice President
Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., of St. Louis, Mo., is in his sixth year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee and his third as vice president, having served as secretary in 2010.
O’Toole is a partner in the law firm of Mickes Goldman O’Toole, LLC. He chairs the firm’s Business and Corporate Group, while his practice focuses on real estate, specializing in zoning/land use, condemnation and real estate transactions. He received both his undergraduate degree (1979) and law degree (1985) from St. Louis University.
A native of St. Louis, O’Toole has been involved with the USGA since 1988. He has served as a Rules official at more than 125 USGA championships, including every U.S. Open since 1990. He also has been the lead official in conducting more than 125 qualifying rounds for USGA championships. O’Toole has been “certified” as a Rules of Golf expert each year since 1990, and he has been a consulting member of the Rules of Golf Committee since 2004.
In 1992, he founded the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association, a regional association that serves eastern Missouri and central Illinois. He serves on the Executive Board of the Association.
In 2013, O’Toole will chair the Championship and Compensation Committees and will also serve on the Audit, Commercial, Handicap, International Team Selection, Management, Rules of Golf and Joint Rules of Golf Committees.