USGA hires Kentucky golf director Hill

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Mark Hill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Mark Hill, executive director of the Kentucky Golf Association and PGA, has resigned to become director of the U.S. Golf Association’s amateur tournaments, according to a KGA-PGA news release.

The USGA confirmed the hiring in an email to Golfweek.

Hill, 43, will oversee the USGA’s 12 annual amateur events, plus the biennial Curtis Cup, according to the release. He also will have roles in site selection for the events. His other duties will include serving as an instructor at the USGA/PGA of America rules workshops.

“Mark is highly respected and admired throughout the state and regional golf association community, and has assembled a distinguished career in golf administration,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA's senior managing director of rules, competitions and amateur status. “The talented team who manage our amateur championships will benefit from Mark’s leadership, experience and creativity.”

Hill, a native of Pulaski, Tenn., and graduate of Middle Tennessee State, spent 10 years as the head of the KGA-PGA after having worked as an administrator at Tennessee’s state golf association. He will remain with the KGA-PGA until February before relocating to Far Hills, N.J., home of the USGA.

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