John William Fischer was born 1912 and passed 1984
John’s history of tournament golf is long and littered with titles.
He was the winner of the U.S.G.A. Amateur championship in 1936 and semi-finalist in 1937. He was the winner of the United States Intercollegiate Championship (now NCAA Championship) in 1932.
He was Big Ten Championship winner in 1932, 1933 and 1935 and also competed on the Walker Cup team in 1934.
Along with the 1934 Walker Cup team he also had teammates in 1936 and 1938 and captioned the team in 1965.
In 1932 John was second low amateur to Johnny Goodman in the U.S. Open Championship.
In 1929, 1931, 1935 John finished low amateur in the Western Open Championship
His golf talents extended far beyond his playing ability. He served on the United States Golf Association’s Executive committee from 1952 thru 1958. He was a member of the nominating committee 1959, the museum committee 1958 thru 1984 and co-chairman of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in 1977.
If serving with the U.S.G.A. wasn’t enough, John served as rules committee and tee/pin placement committee from 1948 thru 1984 at The Masters Tournament.