Golf Hall of Famer Celebrates Centennial in Springfield

Shown is Herbert Dixon (center) with his son Samuel Dixon and Bishop Elijah Johnson
The Dr. Mary A. Jones Multi Purpose center was the location for the 100th birthday celebration for National Black Golfer Hall of Famer Herbert Dixon.  Hundreds of family members and friends to honor Dixons legacy and zeal for life. Testimonials by guests included words of wisdom and accolades for the Bartow, Florida native.
“All I can say is that God is having his way, Father wanted his party here in Jacksonville cause he loves the spirit of the city and the people and his golf career and legacy is connected to the Brentwood Golf course history,” said Daughter Ty Dixon.
Between 1951-1961 Dixon won more than 50 tournaments throughout the USA as a professional golfer on the United Golf Association Tour. Mr. Dixon was inducted into the National Black Hall of Fame in 1998 and honored with the 2012 African American Golfers Hall of Fame’s ‘Legacy’ Award. He remains active as a member of the Sunshine State Amateur Golf Association and recently honored with the “Spirit of Bartow Award.”

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