John Vander Borght named to USGA Rules position

Posted March 4, 2011 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

John Vander Borght assists a player taking relief from an obstruction in the 2005 West Penn Amateur at Indiana Country Club

John Vander Borght, who served as the WPGA's Membership and Championship Director, 2003-07, two years in each post, was recently selected as the USGA's Manager, Rules Communications, a staff position. He begins his duties at the USGA's headquarters in Far Hills, New Jersey, on April 1.

Vander Borght, a highly renowned Rules of Golf expert, will manage and oversee communication of information about the Rules of Golf, including the Rules blog at the US Open, develop rules education curricula and materials, teach Rules workshops, and assist at USGA Championships.

Since leaving the WPGA, Vander Borght was employed by the Northern California Golf Association in junior championship programs and Rules of Golf education. Vander Borght, a member of the USGA Mid-Amateur Committee for more than a decade, has officiated at numerous USGA championships, such as Opens, Amateurs, Women's Amateurs, and Senior Opens. His prior experience also includes a stint as a Tournament Official on the Futures Tour, a women's developmental competition series.