Joe Goode, the managing director of communications for the USGA, will leave the organization later this year as part of an internal restructuring, sources told GolfDigest.com. Staff was informed of the move in an email from executive director Mike Davis, sources said.
Goode, who is also a member of the governing body's senior management team, came to the USGA on Sept. 1, 2011 after 15 years as a senior communications executive at Bank of America. He served as the primary spokesperson for the USGA and had the awkward role of handling communications for the group after it switched its TV deal from NBC and ESPN to FOX last summer and in the aftermath of the failed effort by then USGA president Glen D. Nager in September to reorganize the governing structure of the USGA.
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Prior to joining Bank of America, Goode was an award-winning national broadcast journalist, serving as a senior news correspondent and news anchor for Standard News Radio Network in Washington, D.C.