Johnny Palmer

Inducted: 1978
  • Known for short game as a professional golfer in 1940s and 1950s
  • Winner of five PGA tournaments, including 1952 Canadian Open
  • Finished sixth in 1947 U.S. Open and fourth in 1949 Masters
  • Member of 1949 Ryder Cup team
  • Won five Carolinas PGA titles and three Carolinas Opens
  • Learned game as caddy at Stanly County Country Club
  • Gunner on B-29 in World War II; flew 32 missions over Tokyo