|Full name||John W. Dawson|
December 20, 1902|
|Died||January 6, 1986
Palm Springs, California
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T9: 1936|
|U.S. Open||T41: 1948|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Dawson was born in Chicago, Illinois. Although he was a lifelong amateur golfer, his amateur status was rescinded by the United States Golf Association (USGA) for a time due to his employment with the Spalding sporting goods company. His amateur status was eventually restored and he competed in several USGA events. He was runner-up (at the age of 44) to Skee Riegel in 1947 U.S. Amateur. He played on the winning 1949 U.S. Walker Cup team. He was also runner-up in 1958 U.S. Senior Amateur
Dawson won the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) amateur championship four times between 1942 and 1952, and was inducted into the SCGA Hall of Fame in 2007.
- 1936 Trans-Mississippi Amateur
- 1942 California State Amateur, Southern California Amateur
- 1944 Southern California Amateur
- 1945 Southern California Amateur
- 1952 Southern California Amateur
Professional wins (3)
Note: all wins were as an amateur
PGA Tour wins (1)
- 1942 Bing Crosby Pro-Am
Other wins (2)
U.S. national team appearances
- Walker Cup: 1949 (winners)
- Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. pp. 50–1. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
- Golfer and Course Builder Johnny Dawson Dies
- 1947 U.S. Amateur Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.
- 1949 Walker Cup Match Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.
- 1958 U.S. Senior Amateur Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.
- Thunderbird Country Club: History[permanent dead link]
- Johns, Howard (2004). Palm Springs Confidential: Playground of the Stars!. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books. p. 276. ISBN 978-1-56980-269-4. LCCN 2004041116. OCLC 54392060.
- Dawson's wife, Velma Wayne Dawson, designed the Howdy Doody marionettes and was honored with a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in 2000. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: By Date Dedicated
- SCGA Hall of Fame Archived 2010-12-19 at the Wayback Machine.