Jackson, Miss. – Century Club Charities hosted World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Miller at a dinner at the Country Club of Jackson on April 9, 2015. The event, which included a cocktail hour along with dinner, gave Century Club Charities members an opportunity to meet Johnny Miller and hear him speak of his golf stories throughout his professional golfing career and now as a golf commentator.
After graduating from Brigham Young University, Johnny Miller began his professional golf career in 1969. He won his first PGA TOUR event in 1971 and was the first player to shoot 63 in a major championship to win the 1973 U.S. Open, his first major tournament victory. Miller won 25 PGA TOUR events during the course of his career, including two majors – the 1973 U.S. Open and 1976 British Open. Miller was considered one of the top players in the world during the mid-1970s. He has served as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports since 1990 and is an active golf course architect. Miller was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998.
Century Club Charities President Peter Marks expressed his gratitude for the event saying, “The members of Century Club Charities had the good fortune to hear one of the all-time great golfers and now TV commentator, Johnny Miller, share a few of his golfing stories and wisdom on April 9th. A huge thanks to his former roommate and golfing great, Mike Taylor, for asking Johnny to come speak to us.” Tournament Director Steve Jent echoed those comments saying, “We were thrilled to host Johnny Miller at the Century Club Charities dinner last week. It was such an honor to have him here, and it was great to listen to the insights of someone who is not only a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame but is also one of the greatest golf commentators of all time.”