Transcript of interview with Johnny Griffin by Claytee D. White, September 13, 2010

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ohr000773
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Transcript of interview with Johnny Griffin by Claytee D. White, September 13, 2010
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White, Claytee D.
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Interview transcript with Johnny Griffin by Claytee D. White, September 13, 2010. Griffin grew up in Mississippi where he held a job as a golf caddy. He earned a golf scholarship to Jackson State University, and moved to Las Vegas in 1982. He became involved in Municipal Golf Course and the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Abstract
As a young son of a black sharecropper family in the delta of Greenville, Mississippi, Johnny Griffin was thrilled that he could make more money as a golf caddy than farming. And, in spite of segregation, he managed to develop his personal golf skills and to become proficient enough to earn a scholarship to Jackson State University, a rarity in that time of the late 1960s. However, as often happens, life situations modified his road to that dream. In 1982 and in his early thirties, Johnny arrived in Las Vegas where his brother lived was living. In Las Vegas he found a new career path, as a dealer and casino floor supervisor. He also discovered a fresh place for his passion for the game of golf. He talks about how he developed friendships with local black golfers, participated in developing junior golf programs, and the value of First Tee and the Tiger Woods Foundation.
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F850.N4 G65 2012
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2010-09-13
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