Who We Are
Managing Director, Championships
Mark Hill, managing director, Championships has been with the United States Golf Association since January 2012, and among his duties are oversight of the USGA’s ten amateur championships, its international competitions, as well as the process for procurement of host sites for the USGA’s amateur championships.
Hill came to the USGA from the Kentucky Golf Association and Kentucky PGA Section, where he served as executive director from 2002-2012. Among his achievements in Kentucky, he oversaw the development of a capital campaign to construct Golf House Kentucky, which opened in November 2006 and serves as the home for the Kentucky Golf Association and Kentucky PGA Section, as well as the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame. He also led the Kentucky PGA’s efforts in hosting competitions at Valhalla Golf Club, including the 2002 PGA Professional National Championship, the 2004 and 2011 Senior PGA Championships, and the 2008 Ryder Cup. Prior to joining the Kentucky Golf Association and Kentucky PGA Section, Hill served as assistant executive director and director of rules and competitions for the Tennessee Golf Association from 1994-2002.
A longtime USGA regional association committee member, Hill has served as a rules official at more than 20 USGA championships. He also served on the International Association of Golf Administrators board, the PGA section executive director committee, the PGA communications committee, and the PGA junior golf committee during his time as executive director in Kentucky. He also served on the Kentucky Sports Council board, the Louisville Sports Commission, The First Tee of Louisville, and in an advisory role toward development of the PGA professional golf management program at Eastern Kentucky University. He was also an executive producer for the long-running television series “Inside Kentucky Golf.”
A United States Army veteran who served with the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade at Fort Bliss, Texas, Hill has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Middle Tennessee State University. He and his wife, Leslie, have one son, Brady.