Get Ready for the U.S. Open with a Set of Talks on Golf at UW Tacoma

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In advance of the U.S. Open at Chamber’s Bay this June, UW Tacoma presents two discussions about golf. Topics will range from a broad-reaching examination of modern changes to the sport to a more individual look at preventing golf injuries.
 
The first, “The Global Game of Golf,” features United States Golf Association (USGA) Senior Managing Director and Lakewood native John Bodenhamer, March 26 at 7 p.m. at UW Tacoma. Bodenhamer will talk about conducting international championships and governing the game in the modern era. 
 
The second, “Golf Injuries: Their Cause, Prevention and Treatment,” will be presented by Dr. Gregory Popich, April 2 at 7 p.m. at UW Tacoma. Dr. Popich is the medical director and team physician for the Tacoma Rainiers, and will give practical advice to help golfers prevent and care for injuries.
 
Learn more about both events at www.tacoma.uw.edu/golf.
 

About the Speakers

John Bodenhamer 
John Bodenhamer joined the USGA as senior managing director of rules, competitions and equipment standards in June 2011. In this role, he oversees the competition side of the USGA’s national championships, as well as its Rules of Golf and Amateur Status programs. Previously, Bodenhamer served in a number of golf leadership positions, including as CEO and executive director of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, CEO and executive director of the Washington State Golf Association and executive director of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. 
 
Dr. Gregory Popich 
Dr. Gregory Popich is the medical director and team physician for the Tacoma Rainiers and an orthopedic consultant for the Seattle Mariners. As a member of the Olympic Sports Medicine Society, Dr. Popich also provides care for U.S. Olympic teams and athletes and works closely with high school, college and club teams. He offers a range of adult and adolescent orthopedic services at MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine-Allenmore, and has particular interest in treating conditions of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Popich is a graduate of the UW School of Medicine.
 

Join Us

 
What: “USGA and the Global Game of Golf,” with John Bodenhamer
When: March 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. 
Where: William W. Philip Hall, UW Tacoma campus, 1918 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington, 98402
Cost: Free, but registration is requested at tacoma.uw.edu/golf
  
What: “Golf Injuries: Their Cause, Prevention and Treatment,” with Dr. Gregory Popich
When: April 2, 2015 at 7 p.m. 
Where: William W. Philip Hall, UW Tacoma campus, 1918 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington, 98402
Cost: Free, but registration is requested at tacoma.uw.edu/golf
 
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Written by: 
Abby Rhinehart / March 18, 2015
Media contact: 

John Burkhardt, Communications, 253-692-4536 or johnbjr@uw.edu