Leonard Jones Minority Junior Golf Foundation
Hall of Fame Golf Professional Leonard Jones
Leonard Jones is a native of Dallas, Texas, and a nationally recognized PGA Golf Professional. He developed his leadership skills early growing up in West Dallas. Earned a four year Golf Scholarship and graduated from Prairie View A& M University, with a degree in Business Administration. He was the first African American to qualify and play in the Texas State Junior Amateur Championship. He won several college and professional championships, one of the first African American golfers to do so.
He has 46 years experience operating and managing golf courses and teaching the game of golf. Mr. Jones was a Touring Golf Professional for twelve years, winner of Five Professional Tournaments. Inducted into Four Halls of Fame which includes, Prairie View Sports Hall of Fame in 1995, Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame in 1997, National Black Golf Hall of Fame in 1998, L.G. Pinkston High School Hall of Fame, in 1999.
Instrumental in starting the First Tee Program in the City of Dallas at Cedar Crest and L.B.Houston Golf Courses. Mr. Jones was responsible for getting over thirty, four year scholarships for junior golfers. His most recent accomplishments includes being featured in the Golf Channel Documentary, "Uneven Lies, Breaking the Colored Barriers of Golf" and serving as a speaker at the Harvard University Institute of Politics -John F. Kennedy Center.
Mr. Jones was instrumental in creating his own DVD titled: Swinging Down The Hallway with Leonard Jones.
His goal is to have a permanent Golf Training Academy with an 18 hole golf course. This will enable Mr. Jones to continue mentoring and teaching entrepreneur programs for youth.
Mr. Jones became a life member of the Professional Golf Association of America.
Founders Leonard Jones and Ray Hardin