Golfing in memory

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Bradley Johnson, a junior at Spain Park High School and nationally ranked junior golfer, was tragically killed in an automobile accident in March 2006.

After his death, his parents, Hugh and Shari Johnson, established the Bradley Johnson Memorial Foundation with the intent of providing financial resources for junior golfers.

In August of 2006, Longmeadow Country Club in Massachusetts, held a benefit golf tournament for the Bradley Johnson Foundation.

The tournament was held at the site of Johnson&8217;s second place U.S. Junior Amateur finish. The tournament raised $10,000 and was followed by a memorial service for him.

The money will be used to assist in the funding of junior golfers&8217; tournaments and to provide scholarship money to further their education following high school. The foundation is a non-profit organization.

Johnson was a cum laude student, three-year letterman on the varsity golf team, student of the month, freshmen athlete of the year, rotary athlete of the week and Birmingham News athlete of the week. He was a highly sought after division one college recruit.

He was runner up in the 2005 United States Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship and selected as an AJGA Rolex All American in 2005, and was an active member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church Youth Ministry.

The Inaugural Spain Park High School Bradley Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on March 28 and 29 at Greystone Golf Club.

Al Del Greco is the Tournament Chairman.

Proceeds will go the foundation.