Glen Hamilton Johnson
Michigan Golf Hall of Fame
Glenn Hamilton Johnson
Michigan State Football Player (1941 - 1942, 1945)
Glenn Johnson was born on Grosse Ile, Michigan and was a very good athlete at Grosse Ile High School where he earned nine varsity letters in football, baseball, basketball. He attended Michigan State and played quarterback in the early 1940’s as well as serving in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot in World War II. Johnson took up golf upon his return from the military and was the Golf Association of Michigan’s (GAM) Golfer of the Decade in the 1950’s with his five Amateur titles, a GAM Championship and several other accomplishments. He also qualified for 17 USGA championships, including five U.S. Amateurs and four U.S. Opens and was low amateur in 1981 at the U.S. Senior Open at Oakland Hills. Known for his keen wit and wearing colorful attire, he was one of Michigan’s truly great golfers. Glenn Johnson was inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. He passed away on December 14, 2014 at 92 years of age.