E. E. “Bubber” Johnson

2016 Inductee

Eldridge E. “Bubber” Johnson of Nashville built a number of Middle Tennessee’s golf courses and was an inspiration to many young players – amateur and professional. Johnson served as a national vice president of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) and was president of the Southeastern Section of the PGA in 1961-62. Johnson and a small group of Tennessee PGA professionals were instrumental in Tennessee securing their own section in 1968. He was involved in design and/or construction of courses and additions at Stones River, Bluegrass, Hillwood, Hillcrest, Lakewood, Swan Lake, Graymere, and Temple Hills. He was the first director of golf at Disney World Resort. Over the years, Johnson had a profound personal impact on the growth of the game in Middle Tennessee.