John A. Traub - Golf - Teacher
Year Inducted: 1994
John A. Traub was born on May 14, 1951 and lived in Lexington until 1972. During that time he graduated from Croswell-Lexington High School in 1969.
In the Fall of 1969, Traub enrolled at Port Huron Junior College on a golfing Scholarship. His first year of play was highlighted by being medalist at the Region XII Tournament. This Tournament concluded an undefeated season for the team and an eventual seventh place finish at the National Junior College Tournament at Miami Lakes Country Club in Miami, Florida. The following year John qualified individually for the National Finals and finished 22nd in the Country which was held at Warwick Hills Country Club in Grand Blanc, Michigan.
For three years john worked as the Assistant Golf Pro. at Woodbridge Country Club in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1976 he accepted a position of Teaching Professional at the Detroit Golf Club under former Touring Professional George Bayer. Traub was named Head Golf Pro. At Great Oaks Country Club in Rochester and selected as the Head Golf Pro. Of the Detroit Golf Club in the Spring of 1991.
Professionally, John’s career highlight came in October, 1980 when he captured the National Club Professional Championship in Palm Beach Gardens. In addition to the top prize of $20,000.00, John was given a two year exemption to the PGA Tour, which he played while maintaining his position at Great Oaks Country Club.