DeLeon, John 2002-12-20

From SWC Oral History Collection
Jump to navigation Jump to search

John DeLeon, a founding member of Lubbock’s chapter of the Pan American Golf Association, endeavors to promote and expand the PAGA. He encourages young people to become more involved in golf.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John DeLeon

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: December 20, 2002

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 01:30:21


Introduction; Background; Life in Floydada Texas; Sports role models; Golf and baseball; Golf in ’69; Baseball died out in ’72-’73; Pine Hills; Los Tertulianos at Texas Tech; Robert Cavello; Hispanic golf association; Expanding the organization; Growth; Tournaments; Longevity of the sport; Learning; Golf in West Texas; Meadowbrook; Shadow Hills; Gilbert Moreno; Pan American golf; National Tournament; Parade of colors; Family oriented; Large economic impact; Senior event; “The First Tee”; Ideas of “First tee”; Treasure Island; Jr. Program; Teaches integrity to young people; Gentlemen’s game; Jr. Circuit; Promoting young people; Amateur golf; Recognized as being a civic group; Radio Show; La B Grande (KLFB); Encouraging participation in golf; Radio Show callers; Promoter Willie Acosta (DJ); Carlos Perez; La Liga Mexicana; Willie Acosta (again); Former Hispanic golf players; Social experience; Fundraising; Scholarship Tournament; Blaz DeLeon Memorial; Budweiser donations; Scholarship tournament in Idalou; Expenses; Expensive to play golf; Scholarship tournament; Budweiser (again); More publicity for PAGA; Recognition from the city leaders; Change perceptions; Moreno and the city Championship.

Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes:

Transcript: No transcript available

Thank you for your interest in this oral history interview. Our oral history collection is available to patrons in the Southwest Collection's Reading Room, located on the campus of Texas Tech University. For reading room hours, visit our website. Please contact Reference Staff at least one week prior to your visit to ensure the oral history you are interested in will be available. Due to copyright issues, duplications of our oral histories can only be made for family members. If an oral history transcript has been made available online, the link will be provided on this page. More information on accessing our oral histories is located here. Preferred citation style can be found here.