Richard A. Shortz

General Counsel

Richard A. Shortz, of Los Angeles, Calif., is in his first year as the USGA's General Counsel. He has practiced law for more than 40 years, supporting major corporations and leading initiatives in the field of corporate governance. A junior club champion at age 15, Shortz has had a passion for golf throughout his life. At The Los Angeles Country Club, he has served in various roles, including chair of the club’s U.S. Open Committee. Shortz, a graduate of Indiana University and Harvard Law School, served in the United States Army as a second lieutenant.

In 2018, Shortz will serve on the Audit, Equipment Standards and U.S. Girls' Junior Committees as well as work the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship.