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John Abendroth

John Abendroth is a native San Franciscan, former PGA-Tour player, a PGA Member, and a graduate of Weber State University (Ogden Ut. '74).

Married: Rose Abendroth, phd ('73)
Children: Mike ('81) Kara ('84)

As a co-founder of Celtic Golf Management in San Francisco, John is their Director of Golf Operations for that company which owns Franklin Canyon Golf Course and owns and operates the Plumas Pines Golf Resort. John is co-host of Hooked on Golf since 1994 (Fox Sports Bay Area and KNBR-680 am and www.hookedongolf.com).

As an advocate for junior golf, John was co-chairman of the San Francisco Junior Golf Championship for 17 years and has operated several other junior golf events. In 2005 he co-founded the Hooked on Golf Foundation to benefit junior golf, was the founder of the Golf Hall of Fame of Northern California, and the San Francisco Open Golf Championship.


  • Weber State University: Member Sports Hall of Fame, Outstanding Graduating Athlete, NCAA-All American 1973.
  • Member; Lincoln High School (San Francisco) Sports Hall of Fame.
  • California Golf Writers Association; "Good Guy Award". No. Calif. PGA, Media Group of the Year Award. Both with Mitch Juricich/Hooked on Golf.


  • PGA (Professional Golf Association)
  • California Golf Writers Association, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
  • Board of Directors, The Olympic Club Foundation
  • Family Support Chairman, California National Guard, 297th San Mateo


  • Olympic Club, San Francisco: Course Record "62" Lake Course, 4-Time Club Champion, 2-Time Junior Club Champion
  • Member PGA-tour 1975,1977
  • NCAA-All American 1973


John graduated from A. Lincoln High School in San Francisco, the same school as U.S. Open champions Ken Venturi and Johnny Miller

Favorite Quote by John:

"…golf is a simple game made too difficult by many…"

John is available as a golf project or event consultant, for corporate clinics and private golf lessons.

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