Johnny Pott – A Golfer and a Course Designer
Johnny Pott, born as John Francis Pott was a former professional golfer from the United States of America born in 1935. Born in Missouri, Johnny Pott learned his trade by playing and practicing for long hours in a golf course where his father was the head professional.
At the collegiate level, he enrolled in the Louisiana State University where he was a crucial member of the Tigers team that won the NCAA Championship in 1955. Just after finishing his studies in 1956, he turned professional but success eluded him in the beginning of his career.
It was only after the beginning of the 1960s that he achieved some success by winning five Titles on the PGA Tour which included the Dallas Open Invitational in 1960, the West Palm Beach Open Invitational in 1960, the Waco Turner Open in 1962, the American Golf Classic in 1963 and finally, the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am in 1968.
Johnny Pott was named in the Ryder Cup squad of the United States of America on three occasions in 1963, 1965 and 1967; although a back injury forced him to withdraw in 1965. Johnny Pott retired from the game and started to design golf courses and is now a fully fledged designer.