Scotty Crouthamel, Senior Director of Rules and Competition

Scotty Crouthamel

I started with the PNGA/WSGA when I was a junior at the University of Washington as an Evans Scholar intern. My senior year I took a USGA Boatwright internship and fell in love with the championship side of what our organizations do. I became a staff member after I graduated in 2003. My title now is Senior Director of Rules and Competition and it is my role to conduct and oversee all PNGA and WSGA Championships as well as USGA Qualifiers, WSGA Winter Series and Fall Series tournaments. During the "off season" a lot of my time is spent securing future sites for our championships, qualifiers and tournaments.

I grew up in the small town of Elma, Wash. on a farm and was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA along with raising livestock….mostly pigs. My grandpa introduced me to the game of golf when I was about 10 and it quickly became my passion. Throughout high school I worked at Oaksridge Golf Course where I would work morning and night and play golf during the day. When I was 16, I was selected to the U.S. Junior Ambassador Team and travelled to and competed across Scotland. I still love to play and compete when not working!

What's been your most memorable experience in working as a Rules official?

I have been very fortunate to work as a Rules Official for many national championships but the most memorable was probably just recently when the U.S. Open came to the NW for the first time and was conducted at Chambers Bay

Who would be in your Dream Foursome?

Grandpa, George W. Bush, and Payne Stewart