Who Is Kamaiu Johnson?
By Torleif Sorenson on 10/22/14
Gerald Ensley of the Tallahassee Democrat has this fascinating story of Kamaiu Johnson, a 21-year-old golfer whose USGA handicap index is an eye-popping +5.
Johnson could have wound up like some 13-year-old fatherless kids do when they don't like school and get mixed up with the wrong crowd. But two people — Tallahassee municipal golf course superintendent Jan Auger and former high school athletic star Hank Sykes — steered him in the right direction. As Ensley points out in his article, the road to success hasn't been without a few proverbial bumps and flat tires, but Johnson's story is definitely worth the read — especially since he is just now rising to prominence beyond his home territory.
Johnson will make his first tournament start as a professional in the two-day Jim Lee Open this weekend at Capital City Country Club. Regardless of how he plays this week, we hope Kamaiu Johnson continues to write an increasingly successful story — and forces other kids in tough living situations to take a fresh look at the game we all love.
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Image via Twitter, Kamaiu Johnson
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joe jones says:
Very nice story Tor. lets hope he succeeds as a professional.He already seems to be on his way as a human being.
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