Fort Worth’s Lindy Miller made a name for himself in the mid-1970s as one of our country’s best amateur golfers, winning such prestigious tournaments as the Southern Amateur Championship and the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship. He was a member of two NCAA Championship teams during his career at Oklahoma State University before graduating with a degree in business administration.
Miller was the low amateur at the U.S. Open in 1977, the Masters in 1978, played on the Walker Cup team in 1977 and was College Golfer of the Year in 1978. He spent six years as a tournament player on the PGA Tour, and then in 1985 began his distinguished career as a PGA Golf Professional and Teacher. He began as an Assistant Golf Professional at Columbian Country Club in Dallas before becoming the first Head Golf Professional at Fort Worth’s Mira Vista Country Club, where he remained for 22 years. As a respected club professional, Miller continued winning awards and recognition.
During this time, in 1996, he started the Lindy Miller Foundation for Junior Golf, a charitable organization with the purpose of bringing the game of golf to underprivileged youth. Over the years, his foundation evolved into The First Tee of Fort Worth, where he remains an Honorary Board Member. Lindy currently serves as a Teaching Professional at Shady Oaks Country Club in Ft. Worth, the boy’s golf coach at Fort Worth Country Day, and is responsible for corporate development and patron relations for The Ben Hogan Foundation.