Sterling “Terl” Johnson

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Recognized as one of golf’s best teachers, Johnson served 26 years as DuPont Country Club’s head pro, giving an estimated 25,000 lessons. His top pupil was Patsy Hahn, who won five Delaware state
women’s titles and became Delaware’s first PGA touring player. He took time off from his shop to play in seven national PGA tourneys, reaching the semi-finals in 1956 and earning a trip to the
Masters. He also played in five national Opens, making the cut each time. After DuPont, he was head pro at Bidermann Golf Course, during which time he shot a record eight under 64 at the Shawnee,
Pa., course. He died July 20, 1986, age 76.



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