Marshalltown | Inducted 2009 | Category: Amateur Golfer
John Liechty of Marshalltown compiled an impressive list of accomplishments as an amateur player in Iowa. After a 1955 Iowa Junior Amateur victory, Liechty played his collegiate golf at the University of Iowa and was a 3-time letter winner from 1957-59. In 1958, John was a Second Team All-American. After his college career, Liechty continued his strong play becoming the Iowa Amateur of the Year in 1960.
Over the next several years, Liechty won a total of 10 of Iowa’s designated major championships. His victories included the Iowa Amateur (1964 & 1971), the Northwest Amateur (1960), the Central States Amateur (1960 & 1961), the Herman Sani Invitational (1964 & 1968), the Iowa Masters (1972 & 1973) and the Fort Dodge Amateur in 1966.
Liechty experienced success on the national level as well, winning the prestigious Broadmoor Invitational in 1963 and qualified for the 1960 & 1963 U.S. Amateurs.
Liechty currently resides in Leawood, Kan
1955 Iowa Junior Amateur Champion
1960 Northwest Amateur Champion
1960 Iowa Player of the Year
1960 & 1961 Central States Champion
1963 Broadmoor Invitational Champion
1964 & 1971 Iowa Amateur Champion
1964 & 1968 Herman Sani Champion
1966 Fort Dodge Amateur Champion
1972 & 1973 Iowa Masters Champion
1971 & 1972 Iowa Amateur of the Year
3-time Letter winner at Iowa from 1957-1959
GCAA Second Team All American -1958
U.S. Amateur Qualifier in 1960 and 1963