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Bruce Ruhl

Appointed 2003

Bruce Ruhl has been the manager of the Double Eagle Club since 2008. Double Eagle is a private, by-invitation-only golf club founded by John H. McConnell, the founder of Worthington Industries. Established in 1992, Double Eagle ranks among the best courses in America, including #4 in Golf Digest’s Top 50 Modern Golf Clubs and #56 in Top 100 Greatest Courses.

Prior to joining Double Eagle, Bruce had a 30-year career with Worthington Industries, starting in 1978 as a sales trainee in steel operations. He served in several administrative posts that included investor and public relations, General Manager, Worthington Machine Technology and as Vice President Corporate Purchasing, where he was responsible for all corporate-wide purchasing activities.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Bruce was an outstanding high school athlete and had the opportunity to attend a number of colleges. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. While at Ohio State, Ruhl, a defensive halfback, lettered in football four consecutive years and played in fourpost season bowl games under Woody Hayes. Bruce’s name still appears in the university record books for most interceptions in one game. He was Academic All- Big Ten in 1974 and 1975.

Married and the father of three sons, his special interests include photography, golf and all types of sports.

Current Board Member

  • Children’s Hospital Development Board since 1982
  • Employment for Seniors, Inc. since 1984
  • Preservation Parks of Delaware County Commissioner since 2003

Community Projects Past and Present

  • Buckeye Boys Ranch – Roundball Golf Classic
  • Easter Seals – various projects
  • American Red Cross – Humanitarian of the Year
  • Santa’s Silent Helper – anonymous supporter for toys for needy families
  • Chairman, 1984 Woody Hayes Sports Spectacular – Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Program
  • Heinzerling Development Center – serving the severely autistic handicapped
  • Columbus Day Parade Committee

Community Recognition

  • 1988 Ten Outstanding Young Citizens Award by the Columbus Jaycees for outstanding contributions towards the betterment of the Columbus Metropolitan area through activities, leadership and volunteer services.