J. Michael Bailey

USGA Executive Committee

J. Michael Bailey, of Salt Lake City, Utah, is in his sixth year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee.

Bailey, an attorney and shareholder in the litigation and government relations departments of Parsons Behle & Latimer, has concentrated his practice on commercial and environmental litigation, and government relations. Bailey served on the USGA’s Regional Affairs Committee from 2002 to 2016, and has supported the Association as a Rules official or scoring volunteer at a dozen USGA amateur championships. A former board member of The First Tee in Salt Lake City, he has also volunteered on the boards of Utah Youth on Course, the Utah Championship Advisory Board and Friends of Utah Golf. He is a current board member of the Utah Golf Association and an advisor to the Golf Alliance of Utah.

Bailey played collegiate golf at Santa Clara University, where he earned his B.S., before graduating from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.

In 2021, Bailey will chair the Handicap Committee, which includes the World Handicap Board, as well as the International Team Selection Committee. He will also serve on the Championship Committee.