Amarillo’s Montford T. Johnson to be inducted into Texas Golf Hall of Fame

Amarillo’s Montford T. Johnson, who helped shape policy for amateur golf through his roles with the U.S. Golf Association, is one of four people who will be inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2017 on Oct. 9 in San Antonio.

Johnson, who passed away in 1999 at the age of 76, was nominated to serve on the U.S. Golf Association’s executive committee in 1980 and also served as its secretary. Prior to that, he also was president of the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association board in 1967 and helped bring the prestigious Trans-Mississippi event to the San Antonio Country Club.

Locally, Johnson served as president of the Amarillo Country Club and the Panhandle Golf Association from 1989-94. He was inducted into the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame in 1986 and was also a member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrew’s, Scotland.

— Lee Passmore

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